Rolf Johnson, Executive Director with Nourish Farms, shares the immense impact their programs are making in our community.
United Way currently invests in the two following programs at Nourish:
- Farm to Early Care Education
- Farm to School
The prevalence of diet related health disorder is on the rise. Two-thirds of adults in Sheboygan County are overweight or obese. Diagnosed diabetes had increased in Sheboygan County from 5% in 2003 to 12% in 2014.Despite disorders arising from poor diet and excess food consumption, low-income families in Sheboygan may struggle to put food on the table. A family’s food budget typically comes from what is left after paying for rent or mortgage, car payment, fuel, insurances, utilities, etc.
Undernourished children are typically fatigued and uninterested in their social environments. Such children are less likely to establish relationships or to explore and learn from their surroundings. Undernourished children are also more susceptible to illness and, thus, more likely to be absent from school.
Nourish offers proactive, experiential learning activities and programs to encourage individuals and organizations in our community to make more wholesome food choices by growing, cooking, and supporting our local food system. Together we can educate and empower people and create a healthy community.
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Thank you, Rolf and the Nourish team for all the work you do for our community!
Nourish Farms Mission: By providing equitable access to hands-on education and connections to local, sustainable food systems, Nourish empowers the community to make more wholesome food choices.
100 Alfred Miley Avenue, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
To learn more, visit the Nourish Farms website: https://nourishfarms.org/.
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