It is good to hear that people are now becoming involved to the advocacies for a healthy living. Both private and public institutions are becoming conscious with their society and its welfare. We all know that the food that we eat is the main determinant of being healthy. As part of the undertaking to answer the health issues, there are private companies and government institutions that launched their programs to bring healthy food recipes to the community.
Last 2010, a collaborative of funders called Convergence Partnership conducts a study that aim to establish policies and environmental changes that can help to build communities of healthy people living in healthy places. The committee is composed of representatives from different organizations and companies like The California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Nemours and W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Convergence Partnership is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the community health and equity by primary prevention, policy research and strategic support.
Since the common problem for healthy foods is the access to these farm fresh products, the advocacy of Convergence Partnership Recipe for Change showcases opportunities to change the food system to help our physical, economic, environmental and social health. The advocacy aims to create policies and strategies that will help the people to gain better access to farm fresh produce products. It will capture the farmers market and public schools where student’s lunches will be served in a healthier way. Through research, the Recipes for Change advocacy will be able to create equitable and sustainable food system that will serve as a catalyst for public activism and government actions.
The Bourbon Community Hospital in the United States also has its own way to advocate healthy food recipes to the community. As part of their free service program, the Bourbon Community Hospital gives healthy recipes and weekly meal planner to the people in Bourbon. Their program aims to guide the people on how to prepare healthy meals at home and how to create meal planner so that the food will always be favorable to eat.
For a start you will need to create a personal and family profile. You will need to identify the needs of your entire family, the nutrients and types of food that they will need. You will also need to include in the profile the tastes and food preferences of the family members. Take note of the food allergies of your family.
According to the tip given by the Bourbon Community Hospital, the next step is to get customs meal plans every week. And the step three is to print the shopping lists given by the hospital. This is the best part of the free service of the Bourbon Community Hospital. You will just need to go to their site and input your family’s profile and viola; you will get a weekly guide for healthy recipes plus a shopping list on what you will need.
These are just two of many health related advocacies by both private and public institutions. For sure this will inspire other institution to join the advocacy for healthier food.