We love to see all of the great resources like these free virtual cooking classes being offerred during these challenging times. Let’s support each other and nourish ourselves and our communities. We’re starting to compile resources that we’ll add to our website. Please share any resources that you’ve come across.
ACEs and Nourishment
Three cheers for mental health experts that use nourishing food to help treat mental illness. News flash: it works! While we’re dubious of the nutritional contracts (how about plans co-created with patients?), there’s some good info here.
Skills + action = healing. Love this blog post. Good to return to as we think about organizational change. Becoming aware of trauma as an organization is not enough. Read this for some actionable steps you can take within your organization. Meaningful change requires time and commitment.
Great article about the power of food as a tool for harm reduction. Providing nutritious and resource-appropriate (canned food for folks without kitchens isn’t helpful) food can empower people who use drugs and offset some of their negative health effects. “As a person who is living with hepatitis C, I noticed a huge change in […]
Powerful (and unsurprising) research shows that if we want to eradicate hunger, we must address racism/discrimination. The Philadelphia study found that people who experience daily discrimination are nearly TWICE as likely to struggle with hunger. Chilton, who co-authored the research, shared that “If we are just fighting to strengthen SNAP [formerly food stamps], or for […]
Please share your thoughts after reading this article! It’s enlightening and disturbing. The amount of shaming that people with larger bodies face is cruel and unwarranted. Two facts that this author points out are that: 1. diets don’t work, and 2. weight isn’t a direct indicator of health. Yes, ideally we ALL practice healthy behaviors […]