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We believe that a healthy life has three main ingredients: whole foods, whole people, and whole communities. However, we live in a world where many people lack access to basic, healthy fresh affordable foods, and where many more feel isolated from one another. Inequitable food environments, unhealthy diets, and social isolation are key contributors to the dramatic rise of obesity and dietary diseases affecting our country today.
The Harmony group is a safe, supportive environment where individuals and families come together to work on relationships with, and belief systems about, food and health. Each two-hour meeting is separated into two halves. In the first half, participants learn skills to help them navigate a challenging food environment in a healthy manner. The second half is a group discussion where each person has the opportunity to share about their personal struggles and successes along their journey towards health.
Each week, we host nutritional discussions and provide recipes and cooking demonstrations to make healthy eating satisfying, affordable, and delicious. Program participants learn about healthy eating skills including nutrition label reading, the difference between processed foods and whole fruits, vegetables, and grains, and how to prepare affordable recipes at home for a family, even with limited resources.
In each class, we provide free and immediate access to fresh, whole foods through a food demos and tastings. We partner closely with healthy food retailers, farms for fresh produce, to connect our students to receive such foods. These activities not only benefit participants and their families but also help to strengthen a healthy food environment by boosting local engagement.
In order to create healthier new beginnings with food, we provide a safe space for our participants to share about current eating habits and receive group support so that they can overcome obstacles and celebrate their steps towards a healthier life. Because research shows that strong social networks are an essential ingredient to create positive health outcomes (as important as diet, sleep and exercise)