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Food for Thought for Diversity Wellness

Beam Project Type: Planning Programming     Project in Concept Phase

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.

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.

Strategy

Concept Phase  

Lotus Health Foundation and Diversity Council to kickoff the program to promote food for thought. 

Outreach to different cultural, faith-based groups. 

Introduce lifestyle medicine 

Recruit various cultural groups leaders

Using openBEAM's IT (cloud based) resources as a way to promote and engage different groups

Follow Diversity Council's collaboration framework

beta test tie-ins with Community Health Assessment Needs (CHNA) 

Plan Phase

Identify key cultural groups

 

 

Impacts

PlanScape

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

Level 2:

DMC: Health & Wellness

Community Health: Obesity ; Diabetes

Highlight Activities

Project Management Framework:  This project is currently in Concept Phase and is managed via this project plan.    

Kickoff the Food For Thought initiative in a health and wellness cooking, potluck event in October 2017 to spread the message of health and wellness. 

References: Health & Wellness Events

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Chronic Illness, Diversity and Inclusion, Food, Health

September 07, 2017 openBEAM.net: 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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June 22, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Recruiting members to join Community Engagement Workgroup.

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June 19, 2018: 2018 RPS Discipline Data Update - Information

At the 6/19/2018 school board meeting, the following discipline data was presented.

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June 18, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate a Poverty Simulation on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
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June 15, 2018: Mayor Brede signed ICI pledge

On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 11:00 am, the Journey to Growth team, the City of Rochester and citizens of Rochester will gather in the City Hall Atrium for a special Signing Ceremony, designating Rochester as the first U.S. City to join the Council of Europe’s ICI (Intercultural Cities Initiative) program.

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June 01, 2018: Rochester Area Family Y 2018 Summer Program

The YMCA has 250 free summer memberships to give to teens in need this year. 

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May 24, 2018: Host Families for UMR Global Connections Community

  UMR is looking for Culture Host Families to build a Global Connections Community.

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May 10, 2018: Community Health Collaboration Conversation: Public Health, the Y and Diversity Council

Al Lun, openBeam, facilitated a 2018-05-8 meeting with Josh May, the Y; Dee Sabol, Diversity Council and Meaghan Sheridan, Olmsted Public Health to introduce each organization's community health related activities.

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May 08, 2018: CNG Steering Committee working on 2018 Compass Points

 CNG Steering Committee is working on the next version of Rochester/Olmsted County Compass report.

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April 08, 2018: 2018 Community Focus Team Meetings

March Community Focus Team (CFT) meeting notes.

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March 19, 2018: Help the Y Build a Better Us!

2018 Rochester Area Family Y "Build a Better Us" fundraising campaign. 

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March 18, 2018: March 2018 In City for Good community forum

March 2018 presentation to City for Good by Olmsted County Administrator

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March 12, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement 1Q 2018 and 3Q 2017 Status

March 2018 Status; September News 2017 (Including September meeting agenda and June meeting minutes).

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March 01, 2018: Mediation & Conflict Solutions Updates by Post Bulletin

2018-03-01 PB story on MCS: "Looking for help with a conflict?

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Last modified by support on 2018/01/22
Created by support on 2017/09/07

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