Sade Meeks, Registered Dietitian and founder of the nonprofit GRITS Inc. (Growing Resilience In the South), recently announced the launch of the GRITS’ Resilience Box. The Resilience Box is a subscription box that will include local food products, healthy grocery store picks, and original recipe cards. This box not only supports local businesses, healthy eating, and food literacy skills, but it will also support the GRITS Nutrition Program.
The GRITS Nutrition Program will provide nutrition counseling by Registered Dietitians, healthcare practitioners formally trained and licensed to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy and nutrition counseling. GRITS will serve clients who cannot afford current private practice rates for Nutrition Counseling ($100 – $200 for an initial nutrition consult). GRITS will offer its services free of charge. GRITS Inc. is currently accepting clients in Nashville, TN, and plans to launch its program in Jackson MS soon. In the future, GRITS hopes to expand its support for diversity within the field of dietetics by connecting clients with dietitians of color nationwide.
“Only 2.6% of dietitians in the U.S. are African American.”
A purchase of the Resilience Box will help support this cause and mission. GRITS is currently accepting preorders for the February Resilience Box. You may visit www.gritsinc.org/boxes to purchase
“Food is more than just sustenance; it’s our culture, history, and resilience,” says Sadé Meeks, MS, RD, LDN.
GRITS (Growing Resilience in the South) is a 501c3 organization with the mission to improve the health and well-being of communities through an increased awareness of
To donate to GRITS Inc, please visit www.gritsinc.org/donate.