Who We Are
Growing Healthy Kids, Inc. is a faith-based, non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 2009 by Nancy L. Heinrich, M.P.H. We design and deliver solutions to the childhood obesity epidemic based on the belief that all children deserve access to real, whole foods that promote the growth and development of healthy bodies and strong minds. We are meeting the needs of parents and organizations who want access to evidence-based health and wellness resources so they can raise children free of obesity-related diseases. Our U.S. headquarters in in Vero Beach, Florida and our European headquarters is in Copenhagen, Denmark.
What We Believe
Growing Healthy Kids, Inc. believes that connecting children with farms and farmers teaches them to respect food and the people who work hard to grow it. When kids respect where their food comes from, they learn to respect themselves and how to make healthy choices about food for the rest of their lives.
Our Core Programs:
- Growing Healthy Kids in the Kitchen
- Kids in the Kitchens and Kayaks
- How to be a Nutrition Scientist
- 4 Sisters, 5 Cities Project
Nancy Heinrich, M.P.H.
Founder, Epidemiologist, Author, and Wellness CoachNancy works hard to transform the lives of people with diabetes – and their families – so they are in control of this disease and no longer live in fear of it. She creates simple-to-use tools that show people where to start and how to get where they want to go. Her extensive public health background includes work in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and hepatitis. Nancy is a member of American Public Health Association and American Association of Diabetes Educators. In 2009 she founded Growing Healthy Kids,Inc., a faith-based, non-profit organization which designs and delivers innovative garden-based education to children and their families as a means of halting and reversing the childhood obesity epidemic. She is the author of “Healthy Living with Diabetes: One Small Step at a Time” (www.ourlittlebooks.com), NOURISH AND FLOURISH (www.amazon.com) and creator of the “Healthy Living, Healthy Eating, Healthy Diabetes” DVD.