Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle Can be Challenging

My kid is a picky eater and she wants meat and pizza and other things. I have to work long hours and I have to prepare something my kid would eat. It is a tough choice.

North Fair Oaks Community

Consequences and Costs of Unhealthy Lifestyles

Chronic Disease

The California Department of Public Health estimates that chronic disease accounts for 73% of deaths in California and that up to 80% of these could be prevented by healthier eating habits and more physical activity.[1]

[1] See Peck, Logan, Maizlish, and Van Court, “The Burden of Chronic Disease and Injury, California 2013,” California Department of Public Health.

Obesity and Diabetes

In 2010, 38% of California Children in grades 5, 7, and 9 where overweight or obese.[2] If current trends continue, half of all Hispanic children born in 2000 will develop will develop type-2 diabetes during their lifetimes.[3]

[2] Ibid.

[3] Narayan KM, Boyle JP, Thompson TJ, Sorensen SW, Williamson DF. “Lifetime risk for diabetes mellitus in the United States.” JAMA. 2003;290(14):1884-1890.

Lowered Achievement

People living in under-resourced communities are at greater risk for poor health, which in turn contributes to reduced workforce productivity, educational attainment, and quality of life.

Taking Up This Challenge in Under-Resourced Communities

Our approach rests on three inextricably connected pillars of wellness: improving health and financial literacy (knowledge); increased access to a wider variety of fresh and seasonal foods at low cost; and more efficient time management and reduced stress (bandwidth).

Taking Up This Challenge in Under-Resourced Communities

Building Personal Relationships to Grow Communities

We build collaborative relationships with our participants, and the leaders in their communities, to design curricula that foster respect, and ensure relevance and rigor.

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Programs to Enhance the Health of Families and Vitalize Communities

Currently, our three complementary programs are: Healthy Lifestyles Program (HLP), Comunidad Mercado (CoMer), and Financial Wellness.

Help Us Support Healthy Lives

1 Grain to 1000 Grains is at the forefront of vitalizing families and their communities through healthier lifestyles. Join us by getting involved today!