Obesity is among the most serious threats to our nation’s children. Nearly one-third (31.3%) of people ages 10-17 are overweight or obese, often due to lack of access to fresh, healthy foods. The link between poor nutrition and chronic health conditions like heart disease and diabetes is well known, and healthy diets are essential for lifelong health.
As part of our company’s social purpose and Give-Join-Care initiative, our Apple a Day program helps inspire healthy eating choices and address childhood obesity – one apple at a time.
In partnership with Natural Grocers, we are educating children and teens – as well as their families – on the benefits of eating fresh fruits and vegetables every day, so they can begin to offset their risks for chronic diseases and obesity for generations to come. Together, we:
- GIVE: an apple to each child in a sponsored school.
- JOIN: with schools to host an interactive, age-appropriate educational session with a highly trained nutritional health coach on the benefits of healthy eating.
- CARE: for kids and their families by providing each child with a healthy eating guide to take home and share with their families.