The obesity epidemic is one of our country's most serious health problems. The rising obesity rates come with significant health consequences and cost, with more than one-quarter of health care costs now directly related to obesity. The impact of obesity is devastating, taking years off people’s lives … and life out of those years.
Turn the Tide Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization created to help combat obesity by developing, evaluating, and disseminating creative, yet practical programs that can be used in the real world, by real people, for free.
Turn the Tide Foundation is about action: using our funds to develop and implement empowering health promotion programming in places like homes, worksites and schools.
Using multiple strategies to combat obesity is akin to stacking sandbags against a flood-tide. No one sandbag, however well made, can stop a flood. But stack enough sandbags, and you have a formidable protective barrier. An array of thoughtful, practical and well-placed programs, such as those highlighted in our Programs section can help to ….Turn the Tide.
With this approach we will turn the tide on obesity, one sandbag at a time.