Apple Seeds Inc.
Apple Seeds, Inc. is creating a healthier, happier Northwest Arkansas by providing students with fun activities and instruction that encourages healthy eating habits at an early age. Since 2007 we have partnered with schools and organizations on programs both inside and outside the classroom. We believe that all children deserve good nutritional foods, healthy activity, and joy
Apple Seeds, Inc. provides education and tools to enhance local food systems and support better nutrition for people in Northwest Arkansas.
Since 2003, approximately 38 percent of Arkansas students have been found to be overweight or at risk for overweight each school year (AR Center for Health Improvement). Among children and adolescents, obesity is linked to emotional and social problems, and to serious medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. As these children move into their 20s and beyond, experts fear an exponential increase in health problems such as heart disease and stroke, and a decline in the quality of their lives.
Apple Seeds is addressing our overweight epidemic by providing students with activities and instruction that encourages healthy eating habits at an early age. By making proper nutrition and healthy eating a fun, participatory experience, our programs help to counter the pressures on young people to consume excess fats and other unhealthy foods
We believe all children deserve good food, healthy activity, and joy.
- To help students and their families make nutritious food choices and form lifelong healthy eating habits.
- To foster a sustainable food system that emphasizes fresh food, good nutrition, stewardship of resources, and local economy.