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.
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.
The gap in diet quality between the wealthiest and poorest Americans doubled between 1999 and 2010.
ver 2,000 children in the City of Sheboygan are at or below the poverty line.
Studies show and Nourish believes that a broad approach that involves changes in education, policy, and the food system itself offers the best solution to improving the diets of low-income individuals.