Over 100,000 schools in the U.S., and resources for teaching nutrition are scattered, time consuming to find, and confusing to use. Teaching staff with expertise in nutrition is lacking and nutrition textbooks for schools and clinics are expensive, woefully out of date, and often do not reflect state-of-the-art nutritional science (e.g. nutritional biochemistry, individualized / integrated nutrition, etc.). Myths about nutrition abound, and the information landscape for nutrition often confuses and frustrates. Many watch, flummoxed, as nutrition pundits argue in protracted public debates that seem only to further fuel the chaos.
The Nutrition Toolbox will
- Provide an easy-to-access sources of clear and unbiased nutrition science that is practical, actionable, and applicable to individuals, families, and communities.
- Ensure that every public school and community clinic in the U.S. has a toolbox of science-based nutrition resources, and build a strong and effective network of nutrition advocates, teachers, and practitioners rooted in community-based settings.
- Present educational, fun, and impactful strategies and tactics for engaging students and patients in their health and nutrition.
- Provide systemic solutions that connect the food we eat with health and the systems that deliver it.
- Provide resources for the selection, procurement, and preparation of whole, real, nutritious food – including resources for schools and community clinics to take local action and raise funds with healthy food. This includes working with national and local partners to provide free or reduced access (e.g. coupons, farm bucks, etc.) to real food direct from farmers, distributors, and retailers.
Home Economics for the 21st Century
Home economics, also known as family and consumer sciences (FCS) and home science, is the profession and field of study that deals with the economics and management of the home and community. The field deals with the relationship between individuals, families, and communities, and the environment in which they live. – Wikipedia