The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
DIG’s holistic intervention addresses our participants’ physical, mental and social well-being through food and the activity of community gardening. When people are given the tools and skills necessary to create a food source for themselves and their community, they not only benefit nutritionally but mentally and socially as well. DIG’s participants and their families maintain healthier diets and become motivated to create positive change in their lives. They become aware of the connection between diet and health and actively participate in improving their situation.
DIG believes that health is a human right not a privilege and while our model only addresses a piece of this complex puzzle, we recognize that access to adequate nutrient rich food and emotional support are two of the foundations for a long and healthy life.