America is in a health crisis, and we know it

Our diet is killing us, and the way we produce our food is killing our planet

Six in ten adults in the United States suffer from chronic disease

More Americans die each year from chronic disease than from any other cause. In addition to their horrific impact on illness and mortality, chronic diseases are leading drivers of the nation’s $3.8 trillion in annual health care spending.

Many chronic diseases are caused or exacerbated by poor nutrition

Poor diets stem from a broken food system that incentivizes over-processed, nutrient-depleted food. Decades of tilling and the extensive use of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers reduce the resiliency of farmland, destroy soil that is needed to produce healthy food, devastate the environment and lead us to poor health outcomes. 

Federal guidelines are misguided, outdated and incentivize low quality food production

The federal government spends billions of dollars on agriculture, nutrition and health every year. But many of those programs, some of which stretch as far back as the 1930s, operate under outdated approaches that do not account for today's scientific, nutritional and agricultural advances.

Chronic disease could be prevented with a robust food system, healthy diets and good public policy

By educating policymakers and the public on this health crisis, we can cut down the prevalence of chronic disease, improve economic productivity, restore our planet’s natural spaces and save hundreds of billions of dollars annually in health care spending.