A Premier Childhood Nutritional Education Program
We believe that good health starts at a young age. That’s why INM is teaming up with local child- and youth-focused community centers to support lifelong health among children and their families in at-risk communities through our Naturally Well program. Naturally Well employs licensed naturopathic doctors to teach health and cooking classes at kid-centered community spaces, such as local Boys and Girls Clubs or the YMCA.
Our 10-week multi-media lesson plans include the following:
Health has a profound impact on a person’s ability to learn and contribute to society. We know this, yet chronic disease continues to rise in the US, especially among children. The rates of diabetes, for example, are expected to climb by 54% by 2030 to more than 54.9 million Americans, with 45% of that growth attributed to new cases in children, costing $622 billion annually in direct health care costs and lost productivity. We also know that there is truth in the old adage – an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Naturally Well focuses on preventative medicine to establish early habits for lifelong health. While we bring nutrition squarely to the table by basing many of the lessons on quality materials from the food they’re cooking, Naturally Well goes beyond diet, encompassing a fuller understanding of nutrition and how to make the healthiest choices.
Naturally Well’s mascot, Dojo Rojo
With the unique STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathmatics) learning structure of this program, we are able to work towards
all of our goals through a replicable, customizable, model:
- Educate children about the basics of good health, nutrition, and preventative medicine.
- Give young people the tools to make healthy choices for lifelong good health.
- Enable different cultural groups to better appreciate and integrate their customs within known healthy lifestyle choices.
- Inspire children to create healthy diet and lifestyle habits in their lives and their
families lives, thereby instilling healthy changes in their communities.