6 Million S.E.E.D.S.

(Students Educated in Environment, Diet, and Sustainability)

Have you had the chance to look at the state of child nutrition recently?  We have.  The fact is that, in general, kids’ food is pretty dismal everywhere we look.  It doesn’t seem to matter where the family is from, or what language they speak; no matter the race or ethnicity. Layer School food quality on top of that, and it just gets more complicated.

Because of this PBNM is launching a new project to elevate the importance of nutrition for every child. The project is called 6 Million SEEDS. 6 for the six primary plant-based foods (fruits, vegetables, nuts/seeds, whole grains, legumes, mushrooms). SEEDS is an acronym that stands for Students Educated in Environment, Diet, and Sustainability.

One half of the project is a direct action school-based program. The program is designed to reach and teach kids about healthy eating and includes taste tests.  We are in negotiations with elementary school leaders now to start the curriculum in the fall.

The other half of the project consists of a podcast aimed at delivering useful information all about feeding kids so that they have the best chance at life-long health every day.

The podcast, 6 Million Seeds, launches January 24 wherever you get your favorite podcasts.

Please look for it!



Contributing Writer: Meryl Fury

Meryl Fury is President and CEO of PBNM.org.  She is a Registered Nurse with a Masters Degree in Nursing.  Professionally, she has specialized in public health and underserved populations. Personally, she is mad about healthy eating. She enjoys everything about whole-life health, especially working with older people who can greatly benefit from the healing power of whole food plant-based eating. Meryl is the founder, and CEO of Balance Forward Health and Wellness, LLC, which focuses on playfully supporting people who want to attain vibrant health over the entire lifespan. You can read more about her on her website at www.balanceforwardhealthandwellness.com.