Why do we need to Help Food for Health?
Obesity in America has reached a disastrous level. In 2013, 27.1% of adults were obese in 2013, the highest rate Gallup has measured since 2008. The obesity rate has increased by nearly a full percentage point over the previous year, transitioning more Americans into the obese category from overweight. According to the CDC, childhood obesity alone has more than tripled in the past 30 years and research has shown sugar is linked to this and other health problems.
Obesity compromises your health, shortens your life and can even cause death. Added weight gain increases the probability of developing diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and many more diseases.
Aunt Patty’s Food For Health
For nearly 40 years, GloryBee® has actively supported many community organizations. In 2012, we launched our Food For Health Program to directly impact organizations dedicated to healthy living issues. Aunt Patty’s brands donate 1% of annual retail sales to food for health coalitions, educating and motivating families to eat healthy.
With increasing childhood and adult obesity rates, diabetes and heart disease, it is time to be diligent and do our part to help impact and reduce these health related problems. Aunt Patty’s® was founded on Pat Turanski’s (co-founder of GloryBee®) belief in feeding her family healthy meals using alternatives to refined sugar. She has channeled this passion into aiding other families with the information and accessibility to nutritious foods to make healthier choices through her Food For Health Campaign.
As part of our mission to support ongoing education about this important issue, GloryBee supports the School Garden Project of Lane County, Food Corp on a national level and Family Works Seattle.
School Garden Project
School Garden Project helps Lane County Schools create, sustain, and use onsite gardens by providing resources, professional consultation, and educational programming. SGP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to a future in which school garden education helps children become healthy adults who eat their fruits and vegetables, know the basics of growing food, and contribute to a thriving community.
By The Numbers:
• Teach kids about what healthy food is and where it comes from
• Build and tend school gardens
• Bring high-quality local food into public school cafeterias
FoodCorps is a nationwide team of leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy.
We believe that by placing motivated leaders in limited-resource communities for a year of public service. Working under the direction of local partner organizations, we implement a three-ingredient recipe for healthy kids.
Food Corps Service Members:
• 5 Districts: Eugene 4J, Bethel, Springfield, South Lane, and Crow-Applegate-Lorane.
• 30 K-12 Schools and Organizations
Family Works Seattle
With a combination of a food bank and a family resource center, FamilyWorks offers people in the Seattle area a unique opportunity to truly nourish and strengthen their bodies, minds and spirit in a positive, supportive environment.