Congressman Tom O'Halleran visits Phoenix for market and farm tour


The Pinnacle Prevention team had the incredible opportunity of hosting a market and farm tour for Congressman Tom O'Halleran this month. Congressman O'Halleran serves on the House Agriculture Committee, and helps make decisions that have an impact on agriculture, local food economies and access to food in communities across our state. You can read our full press release about the tour here

Thanks and gratitude to Sara Matlin, Nicolas de la Fuente, Darren John Chapman, John Wann, Isabel Garcia and FOX 10 Phoenix. Click here to check out the coverage of the tour, as well as the new Maryvale Farmers Market at El Oso Park!


"We can begin by doing small things at the local level, like planting community gardens or looking out for our neighbors. That is how change takes place in living systems, not from above but from within, from many local actions occurring simultaneously." 
- Grace Lee Boggs 
Help us welcome our new Pinnacle Prevention team member!

Welcome to the newest member of our Pinnacle Prevention team, Jessie Gruner!  Jessie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a public policy enthusiast. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, she is passionate about building communities that encourage citizens to live happy and healthy lives.  Jessie is soon finishing her doctoral degree in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness at Arizona State University, where her research focuses on examining the impact policy, systems and environmental changes have on the food environment, eating behaviors and health outcomes. 
Check out the awesome coverage of Double Up Food Bucks this month!



We're thrilled to see so many people spreading the word about Double Up Food Bucks! In addition to the great FOX 10 coverage, the program was featured on the Arizona Farm Bureau's blog, as well as Salud America's website this month. 

We are also excited to announce the addition of new Double Up partner markets in Payson and Flagstaff! The Payson Farmers Market Sunday Downtown Market, and Wednesday Sunnyside Market are all on board for the win-win-win benefits of the Double Up program. 

You can help us grow even more by  liking our page on Facebook following us on Twitter  and checking out our InstagramStay tuned for more news as we continue to expand! 

A huge thanks to all of our partners, growers, markets and supporters for helping this wonderful program grow. We look forward to expanding into even more Arizona communities to help all families bring home healthy, fresh, Arizona-grown fruits and vegetables.
Feeding America releases 2017 food insecurity report



Feeding America released their 2017 Map the Meal Gap report and interactive map this month, providing the most recent snapshot of food insecurity across America. The overall food insecurity rate in Arizona has decreased since the previous report, but there is still work to be done in our state. 

According to the report, food insecurity affects 15.8 percent of Arizonans, and 24 percent of Arizona children. This makes Arizona the state with the fifth-highest national food insecurity rate for children.

Click here to access the interactive map, and click here to read the whole report. 
Pinnacle Prevention Littles: How our family-friendly work culture helps us thrive


Here at Pinnacle Prevention, we're dedicated to growing healthy families and communities, and we recognize that change starts at home. Our team of registered dietitians, researchers and social scientists practice what we preach, and that means supporting our working moms in every way we can.
 
We value families and mothers, and strive to put these values into practice every day. We encourage our new moms to bring their babies to the office and to meetings, and we foster healthy work-life balance with flexible scheduling. Our Pinnacle Prevention littles tag along to help at markets, and we encourage them to get involved in our projects. One of the best ways we know how to support the moms at Pinnacle Prevention is by helping them support their families. 

A shout-out for all the moms out there!


This May, we've been celebrating mothers, working parents, and families. Click here to read our special shoutout to all of the incredible mamas out there!
6 Simple Self-Care Ideas for Busy Moms


Via Parents, by  Lisa A. Beach

"The moment you become a mother and commit to caring for your child, set an intention for yourself: I will honor and respect myself by regularly taking care of my needs. This will make me happier and better able to care for my family," Burton says. "As moms, we have an enormous opportunity to set a great example for our children of how to be kind to ourselves, and in turn, how to be kind to others. As the saying goes, we can't pour from an empty cup."

 
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