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Advancing the science of plant-based whole food nutrition on health and wellness.

The Powerful Health Benefits of Whole Food Nutrition

Incorporating plant-based whole foods into everyday life has been proven to offer numerous health benefits. It is important to introduce nutritious foods from a young age, even before conception, as it plays a pivotal role in a healthy lifestyle. To drive sustainable change, further evidence-based research is required to fully understand and demonstrate the positive impact of increased access and education of plant-based whole foods on young children and families across all communities.

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Advancing Innovative Research

The Vitamix Foundation is committed to funding a diverse range of research programs and projects. Our primary focus is on supporting initiatives that advance evidence-based research on plant-based whole foods and nutrition education, with a strong emphasis on understanding their impact on health outcomes.

Did you know?

According to Research

Americans Have at least one chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and more.1
> 70
of chronic illnesses Can be prevented or reversed with a plant-based whole food lifestyle.2
< 20
HOURS OF TRAINING On nutrition education is provided to physicians throughout their entire medical school curriculum.3
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Recent studies demonstrate that incorporating more plant-based foods into the diets of children in households seeking food assistance has shown potential to mitigate increases in BMI.

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Grantee Spotlight

Massachusetts General Hospital

The MGH Revere Food Pantry, with its focus on plant-based nutrition, is actively evaluating its impact on the health outcomes of young children and families. This assessment is being carried out through clinical and research initiatives, all aimed at alleviating hunger and improving the overall health and well-being of the community's youngest members and their families.

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Preconception, Pregnancy, & Postpartum
Starting early to make a difference.
First 2,000 Days
First 2,000 Days
From Birth to 5 Years
Laying the foundation for a healthy lifestyle.
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We Have Active Grants Nationwide

The Vitamix Foundation supports programs across the U.S. focused on improving health and well-being of mothers, children, and their future generations.