Flavors of Change Issue 1 VOL. 4

Happy Anniversary!

Today, we celebrate the third anniversary of Higher Ground for Humanity, a milestone that wouldn’t be possible without the incredible support of our community. From mentioning our name to emailing grants and resource leads, you are the foundation that keeps us moving forward.

Moving Mountains

Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward,” we haven’t stopped

Thanks to your generosity, we’ve:

  • Empowered over 200 families in California, Mississippi, and Texas with life skills education.
  • Launched the Flavors of Origin festival, a vibrant celebration of food, health, and cultural awareness.

Flavors of Change

The American food festival scene often comes with a side of health concerns. We believe understanding the origins of our food is key to making informed choices. Flavors of Origin explores this, asking: “What is the story behind your favorite flavors?”

Flavors of Origin is a nutritional food festival for all ages, exploring this question and diving into the ancestral heritage of these flavors. Checkout our festival trailer to learn more

By the Numbers:

  • 44.7% of African American youth with type 1 diabetes are overweight or obese.
  • Obesity rates among children are significantly higher for Hispanic and Black children compared to White and Asian children.

Mindful Meals

We teach mindfulness practices to incorporate healthy eating into daily routines. The festival is just one example of our commitment to:

  • Learning and understanding food origins
  • Educating youth and families about the impact of food choices
  • Promoting natural, healthy alternatives
  • Empowered Choices, Healthy Lives

With your help, we can raise awareness and replace mainstream foods with nutritious, delicious options. Feeling overwhelmed? We’ve got you covered!

  • Download the “Trash Panda” app to scan products for hidden ingredients.
  • Ask friends and family for their favorite recipes – expand your palate and embrace natural flavors.
  • Make small changes: start with homemade broths using leftover veggies – you’ll be amazed at the flavor and control over ingredients.


  • Food should nourish you, not deplete you.
  • Small changes can have a big impact.
  • What you eat, they eat. Lead by example and show them the way to healthy choices.

Join the Movement!

Come celebrate with us at the Prosperity Market a mobile farmer’s market at the California African American Museum next month on 2/17/24! Shop local, learn from holistic merchants, and join us in building a healthier 2024, together.

Cheers to good health and community!


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