Healthy Eating, Healthy Living
The “I Am What I Eat” campaign is carefully organized with activities that deliver a healthy living message to community residents. We have partnered with local community organizations, businesses, and law enforcement, culminating in more healthy living for all.
SCLO’s “I Am What I Eat” campaign aims to help individuals and families better understand how to eat healthfully and live healthier lives
The CDC states that healthy eating is all about balance. You can enjoy your favorite foods, even if they are high in calories, fat or added sugars. The key is to them only once in a while and to balance them with healthier foods and more physical activity. The “I Am What I Eat” campaign will be executed step by step. It aims to build trust and encourage those involved to invest three months in learning how to eat and live healthily. By the end of this campaign, participants will see favorable outcomes, having enjoyed a new healthy experience. The CDC states that eating a healthy diet is not about strict limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, improving your health, and boosting your mood. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be overly complicated. If you feel overwhelmed by all the conicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you’re not alone. It seems that for every expert who tells you a certain food is good for you, you’ll nd another saying exactly the opposite. The truth is that while some specific foods or nutrients have been shown to have a beneficial effect on mood, it’s your overall dietary pattern that is most important. The cornerstone of a healthy diet should be to replace processed food with real food whenever possible. Eating food that is as close as possible to the way nature made it can make a huge difference to the way you think, look, and feel. By using these simple tips, you can cut through the confusion and learn how to create — and stick to — a tasty, varied, and nutritious diet that is as good for your mind as it is for your body. The three-month campaign commences Monday, August 1st, and will feature community events, health fairs, and seminars. A motivational video performance by SCLO’s Youth in Action will also be used to promote the campaign. Our Community Garden will serve as a source of fresh produce for families as well as a medium for which families can learn how to grow their own fruits and vegetables at home. Each participant will receive a white bowl with a design created by volunteers from the community and a purple spoon. Each bowl will have “I Am What I Eat” Healthy Eating Healthy Living inscribed inside.
How can you help?
- Do you have a garden and harvest fresh fruits and vegetables? Please donate to SCLO.
- Are you a grocery store that can donate fresh fruits and vegetables to SCLO?
- Are you a business or individual who would like to donate fresh fruits and vegetables to SCLO?