Eat Right Racine is a movement promoting education and awareness around food and food systems and the role they play in our overall health – as individuals and as a community.
Our purpose is simple. We want you to care about what Racine eats. We hope to inspire a shift in the way we all think about food: from thinking about where it came from; to how it affects our bodies, our community, and our economy; and to celebrate the culture and traditions of food. We hope you’ll join us in helping Racine become a city that makes choices about food with awareness and responsibility.
Eat Right Racine partners with community, business, agriculture, and schools to develop integrated policy, education, and action for a food system that supports healthy children, communities, economies and environment.
- We plan to address the growing disconnect between consumers and their food by teaching the residents of Racine how to find (and prepare) locally grown food or to connect them with resources to grow their own. We organize monthly community education seminars at various locations. We have also partnered with a group of private citizens who are working to bring a full-service, retail grocery co-op to Racine: the Wild Root Market. (www.wildrootmarket.com).
- We plan to convene a group of people made up of members of the community, local government, businesses, agriculture and schools to investigate the likelihood of a Food Policy Council in support of a thriving community (in health and economy).
Please join us so we can make real changes in Racine. We need you to make it happen!