Apple a Day

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.

Our vision is to put an apple in the hands
of every child – one small but powerful step
toward inspiring a lifetime of health.

our commitment

Building on our social purpose, we bring schools and healthcare companies together to inspire healthy eating in fun and exciting ways:

  • Coordinate with schools for corporate sponsorship
  • Collaborate with Natural Grocers to:
    • Procure and deliver hundreds of apples to the sponsored school
    • Present a health education session with a nutritional health coach
  • Create a take-home guide for schoolchildren to inspire healthy eating choices
  • Encourage other health industry companies to work with us by volunteering to distribute apples at a sponsored school
  • Provide a unique volunteer opportunity for companies that aligns with the mission to inspire healthy eating among children, their parents and families, and teachers – those who serve as role models for children across the country

To learn how your organization can get involved and inspire better health in the community, contact us.

Apple a Day is a Dobies Healthcare Group BeCause initiative.