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About Us | Balanced

Balanced is a network of public health professionals, nutrition science experts, and everyday people from around the world fighting for a healthier food system one menu at a time. We've made it our mission to hold the food industry accountable, help restore balance to institutional food environments, and make healthier eating easier and more realistic for people everywhere.

https://www.balanced.org/about


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From High Cholesterol to Healthy Lifestyle Advocate: A ...

We recently had the opportunity to interview Kansas City's only Board-Certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner, Trey Bennett, to learn more about his health journey and his perspective on the current food and healthcare systems as a nurse practitioner who once suffered from the effects of diet-related disease himself.

https://www.balanced.org/post/from-high-cholesterol-to-healthy-lifestyle-advocate


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Why Balanced Menus Matter | balanced

Our food environments are the primary determiners of our food choices, which is why the foods that dominate our food environments also dominate our diets.. Even with the best of intentions, and endless nutrition information at our fingertips, until our food environments support healthier eating, our families will continue to experience unnecessary food-system caused, diet-related diseases.

https://www.balanced.org/why-balanced


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Scorecard | Balanced

Using the Federal Dietary Guidelines MyPlate recommendations and in partnership with nutrition experts, we've created the first-of-its-kind tool to measure the healthfulness of menus in schools, hospitals, and other institutions.. The Balanced Menu Scorecard was designed to give community members and decision makers objective data and concrete action steps for improving the healthfulness of ...

https://www.balanced.org/score


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The Opportunity in the Crisis - Balanced | Healthy Menus

Nowhere in the United States has the coronavirus epidemic been so devastating as in the New York City metropolitan area. As of late April, there were over 250,000 confirmed cases in the greater NYC region and over 18,000 COVID-related deaths in the state of New York alone. Data from the state’s Department of Health are

https://www.balanced.org/post/the-opportunity-in-the-crisis


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Get Support | Balanced Institutional Outreach

Want an individualized plan and 1-on-1 support? Our team is here to make that happen. Just like the guide, we'll help you every step of the way - and as always - our services are completely free for food service teams.

https://www.balanced.org/menus


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Take the Lead | Balanced Community Advocacy

Our dedicated, expert Advocacy Team is here to make advocating for your community's health doable on any schedule.. We'll make it easy, with FREE customized coaching, guidance and support throughout the entire advocacy process.

https://www.balanced.org/lead


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DONATE | balanced

DONATE A VEHICLE Donate your old or unwanted vehicle to Balanced to help us fight for a healthier food system, while also avoiding the headaches that often accompanies selling a car or having it towed away.

https://www.balanced.org/donate


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misinformation - balanced

We recently had the opportunity to interview Kansas City's only Board-Certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner, Trey Bennett, to learn m...

https://www.balanced.org/blog/categories/misinformation


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Don't be fooled, our kids' diets haven't improved ...

However, this study appears to contradict the CDC’s data that childhood obesity has climbed from 14% to 18.5% in that same period as well as the research indicating that the incidence of type 2 diabetes among children is on the rise.While these seemingly paradoxical data can technically all be true at the same time, color me skeptical that American kids’ diets are meaningfully—or even ...

https://www.balanced.org/post/don-t-be-fooled-our-kids-diets-haven-t-improved-significantly


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Balanced Blog

Learn more about the ways the food industry affects the health of your family - and discover new ways take action!

https://www.balanced.org/blog


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We're giving awards for what?! - Balanced | Healthy Menus

This morning as I was going through my daily nutrition Google Alerts, one story caught my eye. It was about a school district that won a national nutrition award by teaching children about different fruits and vegetables with the help of a chef-hat-wearing mascot. I am not going to share the name of the school district

https://www.balanced.org/post/we-re-giving-awards-for-what


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SCHOOL SCORES | balanced

Cobb County School District has earned the distinction of being a Balanced Menu Leader. CCSD has committed to redesign its menus in an effort to reduce the number of unhealthy meat, egg, and processed foods served to students.

https://www.balanced.org/schools


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KIDS | balanced

Wednesday, May 6th is #NationalNursesDay so we've made a coloring sheet your family can use to say "Thank you!" Share a picture on social media with the hashtag #NationalNursesDay and be sure to tag @getbalancednow so we can share your photos with our audience.

https://www.balanced.org/kids


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In our effort to support businesses right now, we can't ...

It’s an understatement of enormous proportions to say the uncertainty we’re facing is unprecedented. You know it. I know it. We all know it. We all feel it. Yes, there is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now, but when it comes to nonprofit work, there is also one major certainty. On the other side of all this, w

https://www.balanced.org/post/in-our-effort-to-support-businesses-right-now-we-can-t-forget-nonprofits


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Take the Lead | Balanced Community Advocacy

The Educated Choices Program provides academic presentations to students on campuses across the US and Canada, educating students and communities about food choices and the resulting effects on human health as well as the sustainability of our planet and all its inhabitants.

https://www.balanced.org/ecp


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I no longer believe education is the best solution. (Part 1)

The sheer magnitude of this issue makes it nearly impossible for individual education alone to help enough people. Instead of playing whack-a-mole with individual consumers, trying to change one while others with the same unhealthy habits pop up all around, we have to strike at the root of the problem.Industries and government agencies have, for too long, designed nutrition and regulatory ...

https://www.balanced.org/post/i-no-longer-believe-education-is-the-best-solution-part-1


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Balanced Menu Scorecard

Accountability is really important to us here at Balanced. So important, in fact, that we made it one of our core values. We value accountability both internally and externally, and appreciate when we're held to a high standard. Fundamentally, it's about demanding the best of ourselves and those around us. So when it c

https://www.balanced.org/post/balanced-menu-scorecard#!


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Add a page title - Balanced | Healthy Menus

The hardest job of a nutrition advocate is getting people to appreciate the full gravity of our nation’s truly grim health crises. Not surprisingly, I’ve found that the more embedded into “business as usual” a crisis is, the more denial and despair people will express in reaction to the facts.

https://www.balanced.org/blog/categories/schools


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Add a page title - Balanced | Healthy Menus

We recently had the opportunity to interview Kansas City's only Board-Certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner, Trey Bennett, to learn more about his health journey and his perspective on the current food and healthcare systems as a nurse practitioner who once suffered from the effects of diet-related disease himself.

https://www.balanced.org/blog/categories/unhealthy-food


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Add a page title - balanced

We recently had the opportunity to interview Kansas City's only Board-Certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner, Trey Bennett, to learn more about his health journey and his perspective on the current food and healthcare systems as a nurse practitioner who once suffered from the effects of diet-related disease himself.

https://www.balanced.org/blog/categories/hospitals#!


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An Interview With Dr. Barrocas

Continuing our series of interviews with experts in health, nutrition, and the food system, we recently spoke with Dr. Joseph Barrocas. Of course, we're always blown away by the wealth of knowledge and compassion medical experts bring to their work, and Dr. Barrocas is no exception. If only every patient were so lucky

https://www.balanced.org/post/an-interview-with-dr-barrocas


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Mitigating the Impact of Digital Marketing for Unhealthy Food

This week on the Balanced Blog, guest contributor Jendi Brooks, takes a look at the connection between digital marketing, unhealthy food, and negative health outcomes for our children and families. One of the greatest threats to public health in the last twenty years is the prevalence of childhood obesity. NCBI reports

https://www.balanced.org/post/mitigating-the-impact-of-digital-marketing-for-unhealthy-food


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USDA - balanced

With the announcement that loosened school nutrition standards are going to allow for increased servings of refined grains, flavored-milk, and higher sodium limits, the USDA has once again shown us that lobby money and politics are more important to them than our children's health.

https://www.balanced.org/blog/categories/_usda


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Food Industry - balanced

Pop quiz: what food product that can’t be labeled nutritious, healthy, relatively low calorie, relatively low fat, or a rich source of protein is now being served to children in an industry-sponsored study that aims to prove serving more of this product will help children learn better?

https://www.balanced.org/blog/categories/food-industry-1


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I went to a school nutrition conference, and here's what I ...

Last week, I spent two days at the School Nutrition Association (SNA) Annual National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. For our readers who don’t know what SNA is, it is the professional organization of school food service, and it boasts nearly 60,000 members nationally.. The conference itself hosts an exhibition where food service providers, business software and kitchen supply companies ...

https://www.balanced.org/post/i-went-to-a-school-nutrition-conference-and-here-s-what-i-saw


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If I ran the USDA, here are the changes I'd make to the ...

If the USDA actually cared about child nutrition professionals and children’s health, the traditionally industry-pandering agency would pony up with more funding and better guidance for school nutrition departments so that small-town and resource-strapped districts would never have struggled to implement the original rules of HHFKA in the first place.

https://www.balanced.org/post/if-i-ran-the-usda-here-are-the-changes-i-d-make-to-the-school-meal-standards


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The Egg Industry's New Low - Balanced | Healthy Menus

Pop quiz: what food product that can’t be labeled nutritious, healthy, relatively low calorie, relatively low fat, or a rich source of protein is now being served to children in an industry-sponsored study that aims to prove serving more of this product will help children learn better?

https://www.balanced.org/post/the-egg-industry-s-new-low


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The Egg Industry's New Low - Balanced | Healthy Menus

That’s right, the Egg Nutrition Center has already begun conducting research using middle school children in Missouri. As part of their study to determine if a “protein-rich breakfast” helps students learn better, they’re not only feeding children an excess of eggs, they’re increasing the servings of processed meat, too!. Serving eggs and processed meat to children everyday is ...

https://www.balanced.org/post/the-egg-industry-s-new-low#!


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Balanced | Meal Planner

The Meal Planner Includes: Recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and beverages. Nutritional information per meal and per serving. Personalized goal setting with progress tracking

https://www.balanced.org/meal-planner


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Hot Take: the USDA doesn't care about children

With the announcement that loosened school nutrition standards are going to allow for increased servings of refined grains, flavored-milk, and higher sodium limits, the USDA has once again shown us that lobby money and politics are more important to them than our children's health.

https://www.balanced.org/post/hot-take-the-usda-doesn-t-care-about-children#!


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Add a page title - balanced

Just in case anyone missed this news, 2 weeks ago, this report on childhood obesity came out. Spoiler alert: it's not looking good. And j...

https://www.balanced.org/blog/categories/food-industry


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Add a page title - balanced

Just in case anyone missed this news, 2 weeks ago, this report on childhood obesity came out. Spoiler alert: it's not looking good. And just today, Vox publi...

https://www.balanced.org/blog/categories/food-environments


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eggs - balanced

Pop quiz: what food product that can’t be labeled nutritious, healthy, relatively low calorie, relatively low fat, or a rich source of protein is now being s...

https://www.balanced.org/blog/categories/_eggs


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What are balanced menus anyway?

Great question. The answer is almost as intuitive as it sounds, honestly. Balanced menus are about making sure more of our meals are more in line with leading evidence-based nutrition science more of the time. Wait, do you mean vegan? No. What about whole-food plant-based? No. So, paleo? Negative. Hmmm, I’ve heard thin

https://www.balanced.org/post/what-are-balanced-menus-anyway


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2020: The Future is Now - Balanced | Healthy Menus

When I was a child in the mid-1990s, I found a book in our makeshift home library about the future. Written sometime in the late ’70s or early ’80s the book outlined a number of predictions about what the world would be like in the 2000s. The offwhite pages and purple line-illustrations were pretty rad, and the ideas l

https://www.balanced.org/post/2020-the-future-is-now


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Who Are the Dietary Guidelines Really Serving?

As part of its ongoing pro-industry campaign, the current USDA leadership dealt another blow to Amercians’ health in ensuring that the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will not discuss the health impacts of three of the most health-eroding components of our diets—red and processed meat, sodium, and ultraprocessed foods.. Combined, these foods make up the vast majority of the ...

https://www.balanced.org/post/who-are-the-dietary-guidelines-really-serving


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The Standard American Diet Will Kill Hundreds of Thousands ...

The hardest job of a nutrition advocate is getting people to appreciate the full gravity of our nation’s truly grim health crises. Not surprisingly, I’ve found that the more embedded into “business as usual” a crisis is, the more denial and despair people will express in reaction to the facts.

https://www.balanced.org/post/the-standard-american-diet-will-kill-hundreds-of-thousands-in-2019-does-anyone-care


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An Interview with Heart Doctor, Dr. Andrew Freeman

Even better is to prevent the damage to begin with! When I discovered the power of plant-based and minimally processed eating combined with exercise, stress relief, and connectedness, the results in my patients were astounding… for the first time in my career I took away medicines and watched high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes literally melt away.

https://www.balanced.org/post/an-interview-with-heart-doctor-dr-andrew-freeman


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Hook Them Young - balanced

The thing is, the food industry knows exactly which marketing tactics are most effective and they’re experts at using them. Customer for life strategies - aka hook them young - all but guarantee revenue well into our children’s adulthood.

https://www.balanced.org/post/hook-them-young