Nov. 14, 2020 /vWire/ — The Center for Nutrition Studies (CNS) has announced the opening of the Community Leads platform to accept micro-grant applications.

The goal is to support plant-based initiatives around the world, including both innovative start-ups and existing initiatives seeking to expand.

Applications open on Wednesday, November 18.

The 3 areas of focus are:

  1. Community education and food literacy
  2. Access to healthy, affordable food
  3. Sustainable and equitable food systems Diet-related chronic diseases are at an all-time high and the planet is facing tremendous ecological destruction due to a corporate-based, livestock-centered food system.

To apply, go to https://nutritionstudies.org/community-leads-service-initiative/ Applications

The first step in this process is to recognize the regenerative, resilient power of food. A whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet has already been shown to help heal our bodies; sustainable, equitable food systems can also heal our ecosystems. In other words, changing the way we produce and consume food will transform the world.

As we see it, this is how health functions in the body—as a collaboration—and there is no reason that these same principles cannot be applied to the health of our communities. Someone who recently learned about this initiative said: “What a lovely idea, such an inspiring way to motivate our worldwide community into paradigm transforming action around the globe.”

CNS is excited to offer these micro-grant opportunities to empower sustainable food-based initiatives. Together, we can create health—not only for humans, but also for our communities and the planet.

Contact CNS: community@nutritionstudies.org