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Food for Thought for Diversity Wellness

Food and nutrition is important to all people. Access to nutrition is especially important to marginalized groups. This project educates people how good food can be made available. This project will promote and help identify affordable, good tasting, nutrient-rich foods" to difference cultural groups. Taking into account: (1) embracing cultural traditions (2) learn from each other (3) combine with other healthy living ideas.

Project Information

About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Concept Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Chronic Illness, Diversity and Inclusion, Food, Health

Level 2:

DMC Impacts:

Health & Wellness

Community Health Impacts:

Obesity, Diabetes


Collaborators

Contact: Al Lun ; Email: albert.lun@gmail.com ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: Diversity Council/Lotus Foundation

Known/Likely Collaborators: Boys and Girls Club of Rochester ; Diversity Council ; Lotus Health Foundation ; Rochester Farmers Markets ; openBEAM.net

Potential Collaborators: Channel One Regional Food Bank ; Community Food Response ; Engage Winona ; Healthy Food Alliance of SE MN ; IMAA ; Olmsted County Public Health Services ; People’s Food Co-op ; University of Minnesota Rochester ; Winona State Rochester


Related Projects

Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) ; Diversity Council Health Equity Plan ; Health Assessment and Planning ; Healthy Immigrant Families ; Healthy Living Rochester ; Improve health insurance coverage for minority groups in Southeast Minnesota ; Mayo Clinic Health Disparities Research

 

 

Detailed Description

 

Food and nutrition is important to all people. Access to nutrition is especially important to marginalized groups. This project educates people how good food can be made available.

Food is the common denominator that binds various groups of people. Good food leads to good health ....

The following from: National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

"Many nutritional professionals believe that all Americans, regardless of income, have access to a nutritious diet of whole grains, lean meats, and fresh vegetables and fruit. In reality, food prices pose a significant barrier for many consumers who are trying to balance good nutrition with affordability. The Thrifty Food Plan (TFP), commonly cited as a model of a healthy low-cost diet, achieves cost goals by relaxing some nutrition constraints and by disregarding the usual eating habits of the American population. Diet optimization techniques, when sensitive to cost and social norms, can help identify affordable, good tasting, nutrient-rich foods that are part of the mainstream American diet."


 

This project will promote health and wellness programs such as: Club CHIP into diversity communities.


 

What is Club CHIP?

Chip is all about building a healthy lifestyle. This includes a lot of components including diet, exercise, and stress management, but Club CHIP aims to help sustain another important element: community.

A Community for Chippers

We found that one of the biggest highlights during the CHIP sessions was the sense of community-- it was place where people with the same interest and similar, at least relate-able, situations came together. Club CHIP is a monthly gathering where CHIP graduates have a chance to meet the participants from other sessions and share stories, opinions, recipes, and tips. It helps renew the excitement that is felt during the CHIP program itself.

 

 

Chip graduates from different sections had a chance to compare the experiences, joys and challenges alike, they encountered during their journeys to better living. Many participants "joked" that the best part was trying all the different dishes and exchanging recipes. And you know, that's another perfectly good reason to attend.

 

Project Status/News

September 07, 2017: Lotus Health Foundation & Diversity Council Hosting 1st Food for Thought Event in October

Lotus Health Foundation and Diversity Council is collaborating to build out a wellness program based on life style management and nutritional knowledge.  An October Food for Thought will be held to kick off the initiative. 

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Related PlanScape Status

Chronic Illness, Diversity and Inclusion, Food, Health  

September 22, 2020: Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Major Milestone

(1) City Council approved ICI Resolution (2) City Council Study Session on ICI Index  

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September 20, 2020: Collider Foundation

Collider is Seeking Passionate Individuals for Three Contract Ecosystem Navigator Positions

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August 30, 2020: SE MN Together: Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion SE Minnesota

Convening conversation on how our region can work together to be a welcoming region. 

Read more ...
August 26, 2020: Help Needed - Diversity Council of Rochester

Diversity Council is looking for members to join its team: (1) Facilitators (2) Curriculum Development & Delivery Manager

Read more ...
August 25, 2020: United Way Funding Opportunities— (1) Early Success (2) Build Back Better

United Way of Olmsted County is seeking proposals: (1) programs that provide high quality childcare or early childhood education and (2) proposal to "build back better". 

Read more ...
August 24, 2020: Diversity Council

Diversity Council is coordinating an ask to the City of Rochester for Conservation Funds.  

Read more ...
August 23, 2020: Youth & Whole Families August 2020 Status

 Triton Public School District partnership with Diversity Council on equity initiative for student success. 

Read more ...
August 20, 2020: Another Milestone with ICI

   The City of Rochester, in partnership with the Diversity Council and others, announced the release of the draft Intercultural Cities Initiative program index report and an upcoming virtual site visit. 

Read more ...
August 06, 2020: Spring, Summer 2020 issues of Nonprofit News

 As the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) works to provide all nonprofit organizations, leaders, and workers access to valuable information during the challenging early weeks of COVID-19, we are happy to share the Spring 2020 issue of Nonprofit News with MCN members and nonmembers alike in a convenient digital format.

 

Read more ...
August 04, 2020: Mayo Clinic

Masks for Coronavirus: What are your thoughts?

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August 01, 2020: IMAA and LAOC

 Free legal Clinic offered by LACOC at IMAA. 

Read more ...
July 28, 2020: Coalition of Asian-American Leaders (CAAL)

Newsletter: need for data disaggregation on Asian CORID impact metrics.

Read more ...
July 13, 2020: Rochester Area Non-profit Consortium July 2020 Accomplishments

 Nonprofit Consortium-led accomplishments in the COVID-19 response.

Read more ...

 

 

Last modified by allnode on 2018/09/24
Created by support on 2017/09/07

 

 

 

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  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
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    demonstration
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