Be a Champion for Science-Based Nutrition for All

The Institute for Responsible Nutrition (IRN) has launched a campaign to make high quality, unbiased, science-based nutrition available to all – especially schools, clinics, and community organizations that serve under-resourced populations. Your support of this campaign – even a $5 gift – can assure year-round access for thousands of low-income students and patients.

We’re sure you already know that myths about nutrition abound, and that the information landscape confuses and frustrates many.  We watch, flummoxed, as nutrition pundits argue in protracted public debates that seem only to make matters worse. We’ve seen what bad nutritional advice can do. It’s time to undo it. Seventy-five percent of all current U.S. health care costs associated with chronic disease is diet-related – and preventable. The “disconnects” between nutrition, health, and education are perverse and pervasive. IRN is addressing this disconnect with an engaging strategy – the 10-Day Real Food Challenge – and a new educational resource to sustain learning – the Nutrition Toolbox. Think of it as “personalized nutrition for all”.

For schools, community clinics, and community-based organizations, resources for teaching nutrition are scattered, time-consuming to find, and confusing to use. Staff with nutrition expertise is lacking, while nutrition textbooks for schools and clinics are expensive, woefully out- of-date, and often don’t reflect state-of-the-art nutritional science (e.g. nutritional biochemistry and individualized / integrated nutrition around food instead of nutrients). With you as our Champion, the IRN will serve the 100,000 U.S. public schools and community clinics that are in urgent need of reliable nutrition education – providing hundreds of key resources including films, books, graphics, curricula, online courses, and access to dozens of leading experts and organizations that are science-based, objective, and usable.

A Registered Dietitian manages the IRN Nutrition Toolbox. Diet-neutral, it does not promote or advocate for any specific diet or doctrine, and emphasizes the importance of focusing on real food versus processed food. Our advisors and partners include some of the leading experts and institutions in the world of nutrition — none of which take money from the industry.

If each of our supporters just gave a tax-deductible $5, IRN’s Nutrition Toolbox can be available to any school or community clinic year-round.
And — thanks to a very generous donor,

All gifts up to $50,000 will be matched dollar-for-dollar!

Please support IRN’s efforts! Donate here and your gift will double!