Community Nutrition Partnership's mission is to grow healthier communities through access to healthy, local, affordable foods.
We use market-based approaches to provide healthy, local food to people of all incomes and backgrounds.
Our vision for CNP is to address an immediate need for accessible healthy food AND to change the way Americans think about and buy food. We aim to accomplish this by opening a non-profit restaurant which will serve healthy, local, organic foods at prices comparable with fast-food. This will be accomplished though a flexible menu, which will allow the restaurant to make use of locally grown foods, which are available in the area in excess. Further, the restaurant will make use of the best nutrition research, creating a restaurant environment which encourages patrons to choose the healthiest options. Our unique model will increase access to healthy, local, and organic foods in the Chapel Hill community, and research into the models efficacy, will ensure that the model can be disseminated to other communities. CNP aims to be a sustainable, positive influence on the community, relying minimally on donations and grants, beyond the initial start up capital, and using any profits made from the restaurant to reinvest in other nutrition education outreach activities in the community.
- What are some of the health claims you've seen on food labels? What do they mean?
- How do you select healthier options when comparing food labels?
- Do you know how to read a Food Label?
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- Do you have any strategies for making convenient and healthy snacks for you and your kids?