Pinnacle Prevention had a wonderful 2017, and we're ready for and even better 2018. This past year we gained a team member, challenged Arizona's hunger rates, uplifted local farming efforts, inspired people to go outside and play, and so much more. Thank you for your support in 2017, and we hope this is your happiest, healthiest year yet!
You can help us grow and reach even more Arizonans in the new year by donating here.
Arizona-Grown SNAP Fruit and Vegetable Incentive Bill
We are excited to announce that the SNAP fruit and vegetable incentive bill (SB1245) was officially introduced last week in the state Senate by Senator Kate Brophy McGee. The bill calls for an appropriation from the general fund to enhance the buying power of SNAP participants through the Double Up Food Bucks Arizona program to buy Arizona-grown fruits and vegetables at farmers markets, farm stands, mobile markets, community supported agriculture (CSA) and grocery stores.
This is an exciting opportunity for Arizona farmers and families! Here's how you can stay updated and get involved:
Buying Locally-Sourced Food: Benefits close to home
Eating right is an essential part of an active and healthy lifestyle. There are many options when it comes to buying food, but buying locally can be more beneficial than you may think! Purchasing and eating locally sourced food enhances the economy, and ultimately benefits your community.
Arizona's Park and Trails: Fostering places to stay happy, healthy and active
A hike or trip to the park with family or friends is a great way to stay active and healthy. Arizona is known for its outdoor activities, but unfortunately not everyone has an equal opportunity to experience them. Some places in our state have a shortage of parks, trails, and public spaces. Investing in these types of areas can have major benefits.
As the holiday cooking season continues, your children's winter break is a great time to involve them in the kitchen, too.
"Kids of all ages can start learning more about where their food comes from," said Adrienne Udarbe. RDN and executive director of Pinnacle Prevention. This can include trips to farms and farmers markets, or growing your own garden at home.
Empowering and investing in rural women has been shown to significantly increase productivity, reduce hunger and malnutrition and improve rural livelihoods. And not only for women, but for everyone. Let's take a closer look at the story of women and agriculture.