Awareness of how nutritious foods arrive at the table can be an important enticement away from the many fast and unhealthy substances being marketed as foods today.
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) May 10, 2011
Slow Food USA is fighting the good fight. For all that the organization categorizes as “good”—the pleasures of eating delicious food, and the traditions of its cultivation and cooking preserved and thriving—commercial industry presents considerable opposition. Fast-food restaurants, packaged convenience foods, and industrial food manufacturing processes pervade America and other westernized countries. In the name of convenience, they threaten both our health and our heritage. Slow Food USA reminds us that enjoying a quality, meaningful, sustainable life includes appreciating food and the pleasantries surrounding its enjoyment.
It was this kindred philosophy that Ken Whitman, president of Natural Vitality, found compelling earlier this year when he decided to award funding to Slow Food USA as part of his corporation’s Natural Revitalization environmental action initiative, now in its fifth year.
“We believe that you can’t be fully healthy in an unhealthy environment. The health and well-being of adults and children in our country is of vital concern, and we are proud to be a sponsor of Slow Foods USA. Awareness of how nutritious foods arrive at the table can be an important enticement away from the many fast and unhealthy substances being marketed as foods today. Slow Food USA provides an enjoyable and communal way to promote sustainable farming practices and incorporate them into culinary creations. Slowing down certain things in our lives—like eating food—can be a positive step toward a more balanced and happier life,” Whitman said.
Slow Food USA oversees 200 local chapters throughout the US, where members participate in educational and outreach programs such as presentations by organic farmers, dinners showcasing local ingredients, farm tours, regional lore discussed by food professionals, and the creation of community gardens. The organization also promotes public policy that supports biodiversity and safe practices in agriculture, and offers programs to schools and food professionals about the values of sustainability, protection of foods in danger of extinction, and the celebration of the many food traditions in North America.
“We are grateful to all organizations that share our commitment to good, clean, and fair food. We thank Natural Vitality for their support of our organization,” said Kate Krauss, Slow Food USA’s Director of Development.
Slow Food USA joins Marathon Kids, Center for Food Safety, Remineralize the Earth, Chef Rick Bayless’s Frontera Farmer Foundation, Farm Forward, Bionutrient Food Association, Organic Farming Research Foundation, and American Forests as recipients of Natural Vitality’s Natural Revitalization program funds.
For more information about Slow Food USA, visit http://www.slowfoodusa.org.
To learn more about Natural Vitality, its Natural Revitalization program and award-winning line of organic and natural supplements, visit http://www.naturalvitality.com.