Collaborative Partnerships

We build collaborative partnerships where nutritious food access and healthy eating education come together.

Big change can happen when different strengths and talents combine for a common goal. Urban agriculture, nutrition and health projects can be natural win-win partners—and create long-term transformation.

An example of this kind of innovative partnership is nutrition prescription programs. How does it work? A community member at risk for diabetes gets counseling from their healthcare provider and receives a “prescription” for healthy, fresh food. At the farmer’s market, they get a significant discount with their “veggie Rx.” A nonprofit then offers free cooking classes. All three partners deliver the same message, and support the journey to wellness in their own unique ways. 

Multi-sector partnerships that include healthy food access and education offer tools all of us can use to transform our health.