< Return to Blog

1/7: Want to be healthier? What if you couldn’t?

It’s that time of year. Time to make good on your New Year’s Resolutions for 2016. For many of us, eating healthier is on that list again.

But what if you wanted to purchase more healthful foods for your family, but simply couldn’t afford it? Have you ever thought about what that would be like?

That’s the scenario that faces as many as 1 out of every 5 people in Arizona.

More and more studies are showing connections between poverty, food quality and health.

For example, one recent observational study determined that healthy food could help low-income people better control their diabetes. The result: better diabetes control and medication adherence and an overall improvement in the consumption of healthy food.

It may not be shocking to find out that high calorie, low quality foods that satisfy hunger can also lead to health problems. But when obesity and malnutrition start showing up in the same person – even children – it is shocking. And points to the larger issue. Poverty. And most people are just 1 or 2 paychecks from facing these same problems.

This New Year, resolve to It’s that time of year. Time to make good on your New Year’s Resolutions for 2016. For many of us, eating healthier is on that list again.

But what if you wanted to purchase more healthful foods for your family, but simply couldn’t afford it? Have you ever thought about what that would be like?

That’s the scenario that faces as many as 1 out of every 5 people in Arizona.

More and more studies are showing connections between poverty, food quality and health.

For example, one recent observational study determined that healthy food could help low-income people better control their diabetes. The result: better diabetes control and medication adherence and an overall improvement in the consumption of healthy food.

It may not be shocking to find out that high calorie, low quality foods that satisfy hunger can also lead to health problems. But when obesity and malnutrition start showing up in the same person – even children – it is shocking. And points to the larger issue. Poverty. And most people are just 1 or 2 paychecks from facing these same problems.

This New Year, resolve to #ImagineaSolution with us. Learn more about the issue by watching this video. Then share your stories and ideas on Facebook and Twitter, or simply reply to this e-mail.

Let’s make 2016 the year that, together, we #ImagineaSolution and get those ideas in action. with us. Learn more about the issue by watching this video. Then share your stories and ideas on Facebook and Twitter, or simply e-mail us.

Let’s make 2016 the year that, together, we #ImagineaSolution and get those ideas in action.