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.
ACEs and Nourishment
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 […]
We had a small but mighty group for Redding FSTP. One thing we talked about was how to deliver nutrition education in a way that acknowledges the role of trauma and also builds resilience. Given the fires in and around Redding, we were struck by the resilience and strength of this group and their community. […]