Achievements of the modern world in medicine, information technology, space research, unfortunately, have not yet solved the main task of mankind - to defeat the lack of healthy food. At California Food Aid, we have developed, implemented and successfully applied a number of programs aimed at solving the basic problem - access to good nutrition.
Reporting problems is a step towards solving them.
We consider communication to be an important task, that is, disseminating information about the problems of society with access to healthy food and ways to solve them. Indeed, in an intense information flow it is easy not to notice the really important or miss the point.
A daily shortage of natural food has a serious negative effect on people's quality of life. This is especially true for children, because their body is only being formed, and the brain is actively developing and is under constant stress. Children need to receive the necessary nutrients for proper development and growth, for the foundation of good health and mental balance in the future.
Therefore, we believe that providing children with healthy food is a priority for society. No family should make a difficult choice between natural products and any other daily needs.
The issue of food security directly concerns nearly two million California children who are undernourished. State farmers produce about half of all fruits and vegetables in the country, but government support for the timely distribution of food is not enough. Indeed, the more products are delivered, for example, to California Food Banks, the higher the financial costs of storage and transportation. This is especially true for perishable dairy and meat products. Therefore, it is very important to convey to everyone information about exactly where the problems exist and where efforts should be made to eliminate them.
Work with children
Often, schools and parents, due to lack of money and time, cannot provide children with the necessary tools to form the right eating habits. California Food Aid is well placed to provide educational programs in schools and families to create a healthy and safe environment for children to grow.
What are we doing:
• we conduct lectures on healthy nutrition developed by our nutritionists;
• organize workshops on creating a healthy menu and cooking;
• We carry out games and quests on the subject of healthy eating;
• draw up individual nutrition plans;
• provide constant information and moral support to the participants of our programs.
We make our activities for children interesting, exciting and interactive in order to maximally involve them in the process of studying proper nutrition and help to form healthy eating habits.