Balanced is a network of public health professionals, nutrition science experts, and everyday people from around the world fighting for a healthier food system one menu at a time. 
We've made it our mission to hold the food industry accountable, help restore balance to institutional food environments, and make healthier eating easier and more realistic for people everywhere. 

Parents

Teachers, Students, Healthcare Professionals, Community Members

Professionals

Food Service Teams, Chefs, Menu Designers, Institutional Decision-Makers

Partners

Civic Leaders, Nonprofits, Companies, Policymakers
 
 

Shocked by skyrocketing rates of diet-related disease(s) - especially in children - and fed up by the food industry's dangerous predatory tactics, educator and mom Audrey Lawson-Sanchez founded Balanced to make healthy eating easier and more realistic for children and families everywhere.

Balanced has become a leading voice in the fight for a healthier food system, with its vast network of advocates speaking up against Big Food's influence and championing healthier food environments in schools, hospitals, universities, offices, and other critical community institutions.

Balanced's community-led campaigns and institutional support programs have influenced nutrition policy in schools, hospitals, and offices in cities around the world, impacting the healthfulness of millions of meals annually (and we're just getting started).

 

OUR GOAL

As optimists, our team is committed to radically transforming the food system as quickly as possible. As realists, we know large-scale change doesn't happen overnight - and it rarely happens alone. That's why our goal is to help institutions of all types commit to bold (but realistic) menu changes that have major impact.

INCREASE

fiber | nutrients | protein diversity

DECREASE

cholesterol | saturated fat | sodium | sugar
 

WANT TO BE PART OF TEAM BALANCED?

There are no job openings at this time, but you're welcome to complete a general interest application and we'll reach out when positions are posted.

OUR ADVISORY BOARD

We're honored to have the expertise and guidance of our advisory board members. 

 
CONTACT US
info@balanced.org
816.945.4037
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