At FEAST, we believe that a healthy life has three main ingredients: whole foods, whole people and whole communities. However, we live in a world where many people lack access to basic, healthy fresh affordable foods, and where many more feel isolated from one another. Inequitable food environments, unhealthy diets and social isolation are key contributors to the dramatic rise of obesity and dietary diseases affecting our country today.
In order to address these issues, FEAST works in schools, community centers and hospitals, serving parents or heads of households through our comprehensive 16-week Wellness Program. FEAST has created an innovative approach to health and wellness with a curriculum that brings Food Education, Access, and Support, Together in a unique group setting.
The FEAST group is a safe, supportive environment where individuals and families come together to work on relationships with, and belief systems about, food and health. Each two-hour meeting is separated into two halves. In the first half, participants learn skills to help them navigate a challenging food environment in a healthy manner. The second half is a group discussion where each person has the opportunity to share about their personal struggles and successes along their journey towards health.