What is Food Justice?
Food Justice is a movement. The belief that healthy food is a human right, so everyone has an inherent right to access healthy, fresh food. Everyone has the right to FRESH and HEALTHY food.
Let’s talk about fast food chains!
Big fast food chains have made it possible for people on a hectic schedule to drive up to a window and get food, fast.
Big fast food chains create attractive marketing that reaches kids as young as 2 years old by offering them toys with their meals; and by offering teens incentives and discounts on social media, for buying food from them.
Big fast food chains offer “complete” meals for a very little price. Which is an alluring tactic to a busy parent, picking their kids up from school, too tired to cook a meal at home.
Big fast food chains, like liquor stores, can be seen all over minority community neighborhoods. Creating ACCESS for their food and the people they target.
Big fast food chains load their food with cheap nutrients, such as sugar, fat and salt, making our brains feel very good while we are eating the fast food product.
Sugar is highly addictive and can be found in the following fast food products: ketchup, burger buns, burger patty, salad dressings, burger dressings, sauces (honey mustard, bbq, etc.), soda, fruit juice, iced coffees, slushies, teas, shakes, ice-cream, and let’s not mention the “dessert” menu.
Big fast food chains have high amounts of sugar in almost every part of their meals, but is sugar alone that bad? Yes. It is. However, when you pair sugar with saturated fats and salt, then it becomes the most pleasant experience our brains can encounter. Making it more addictive, and since it is “affordable” then, we have created lots of ACCESS to this type of food then ever before.
What is access?
- Location: Does the closest grocery store to me have good quality food or bad quality food? Is there even a store close or do I have to drive far to do grocery shopping?
- Affordability: Is the good quality food cheap or expensive? Can I afford to buy good quality food for myself and/or for my family?
- Cultural Appropriateness: Do I know what the food in this store is? Can I cook the food they sell at the store?
What is Comida Fresca doing about the Food Justice issue?
We are offering hands-on meal-prep and cooking classes that teach communities to cook and shop for themselves. We individualize courses depending on individual/family needs because that’s what access is about. If someone can put a grocery store list together, navigate their grocery store in a way that saves them money, set aside time to cook a few times a week from home, then the solution of access to healthy food becomes a reality.
We are fully aware of the high demands that society and the workforce has created for communities, leaving many unable to cook from home. Although, we encourage meal preparation and healthy eating, unfortunately, some of us are still left with little opportunity to prepare meals for ourselves from home. Which is why Comida Fresca offers a meal-prep food service that delivers straight to your door!
Call us now for a quick consultation! Get all of your questions answered about whether our program is a great fit for you. We will do our best to design a plan that works for you, for your family, for your schedule, for your budget, and everything in between.
ONE OF THE FIRST STEPS IS LEARNING TO FEED YOUR BODY WHAT IT NEEDS. EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT – WE ALL HAVE UNIQUE NEEDS – THE Comida Fresca PROGRAM TEACHES FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS HOW TO PREPARE THEIR OWN FOOD AND HOW TO SAVE MONEY DOING IT.
Comida Fresca ALSO HAS DELICIOUS RECIPES FOR DIFFERENT TASTES, INCLUDING: PLANTBASED, FILLING VEGETARIAN & VEGAN, FROM MEXICAN, ASIAN, INDIAN, AFRICAN, AMERICAN INSPIRED RECIPES.