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.
We believe in order for our vision of a healthier, more balanced food system to become a reality, our work must be driven by and connected to our core values.
We embrace the challenges of creating widespread change and approach our work with courage and boldness. We’re unafraid to speak up against powerful systems and we challenge conventional ways of doing things. We take risks, design innovative solutions, and lead with our values.
Healthy families and communities are the heart of our mission. We are inspired by the people we love, and we believe everyone deserves healthier foods in all the places we live, work, play, learn, and heal.
We believe a food system that prioritizes health is possible and we work tirelessly to demand better from the companies that feed our families. We believe everyone deserves to live free from the burdens of our country’s leading cause of disease, disability, and premature death: an unhealthy food system.
We believe the solution to our unhealthy food system is empowered communities. Our goal is to provide support, resources, and amplification to campaigns and advocacy across the country.
We demand better from the food industry and community institutions that serve our families. We believe companies and institutions have both the opportunity - and responsibilIty - to put our health ahead of their bottom line, and we hold them accountable for their role in our country’s diet-related public health crisis. We reject the food industry’s narrative of personal choice and challenge industry leaders to improve the food environments in schools, hospitals, and other critical institutions.