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Food Jonezi

“All individuals, regardless of your socioeconomic background, deserve a healthy life.”

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Project Description

C. Jonez Nutrition Consulting Services, LLC (DBA, Food Jonezi) is a health and wellness practice that provides personalized nutrition counseling services, including nutrition education workshops and healthy cooking classes to the Washington DC community.  The company has a qualified team of registered dietitians and chefs dedicated to providing affordable nutrition care and services to all DC residents, especially disadvantage communities. 

In the most recent report by DC Health Matters, more than six percent of DC adults have diabetes.  Underprivileged communities such as Wards 5, 7, and 8 are more than double at 12.6%, 13.5% and 20.4%, respectively.   These same wards have an alarming rate of cardiovascular diseases correlated to poor nutrition and lifestyle practices.  The report also shows that people living in Ward 7 and 8 self-reported having the poorest health compared to other DC wards.

More than half of all adults living in DC are overweight or obese.  These rates have steadily climbed to epidemic proportions, with over 72% of Wards 7 and 8 as obese, where residents are predominately African Americans.  One in every three African Americans in DC is obese. These statistics clearly show that there is a growing demand for nutrition services and counseling in DC low-income communities. 

Food Jonezi is committed to addressing these and other nutrition challenges among DC residents and empowering them to make better food choices while reducing the rates of obesity and chronic health conditions.  Through these programs, Food Jonezi has provided personalized nutrition counseling to over 2,500 DC residents, facilitated over 500 nutrition education workshops including cooking classes/demonstration, and participated over 100 community health fairs sponsored by partnering organizations. 

Food Jonezi is RAISING 2M to expand its services and purchase a storefront to build a Wellness & Smart Cafe in DC.  These funds will also be used to enhance our clients virtual experience nationwide. 

 

Food Jonezi Wellness & Smart Cafe:  

The Food Jonezi Wellness & Smart Cafe is a new innovative approach to making healthy foods and nutrition services readily accessible to all DC residents. This wellness and smart cafe will be the first  establishment in DC to offer nutrition counseling, workshops, fitness classes, and healthy foods and beverages options in one spot.  Here how it works: 

The Food Jonezi Wellness & Smart Cafe has two components: 

Food Jonezi Smart Cafe: will consist of Smart fridge kiosks stocked with affordable healthy food options and beverages.  Consumers can purchase foods and beverages freshly created by Food Jonezi chefs to take on the go or dine in the cafe seating area.  All food and drink will meet the dietary needs of individuals with heart health, diabetic-friendly, and plant-based diets. 

Food Jonezi Wellness Center:  will create a community-focused environment to empower individuals to engage in health and wellness workshops, fitness, and fitness classes.  Consumers can speak with a Food Jonezi registered dietitian to address nutrition concerns and learn how to implement daily nutrition practices to improve their eating behaviors. 

The Food Jonezi Wellness & Smart Cafe will cater to all individuals, and will be dedicated to celebrating diversity and inclusion, cultures, and alternative lifestyles. 

We projected the funding will be spent as followed: 

$950,000 will be used to fund purchase a storefront for the Food Jonezi Wellness & Smart cafe in the District of Columbia. 

$250,000 will be used to renovate and buildout of the storefront.  These renovations will include architecture designs and layouts, permits,  engineering, remodeling, painting, new furniture (such as seating booths, tables, chairs, fitness equipment), additional offices, a new food prep section with new  commercial appliances,  LEED lightening throughout the storefront. 

$200,000 will be allocated to hire both full-time and part-time registered dietitians, chefs and fitness instructors, and staff to execute the goals and mission of the company. 

$50,000 will be used for marketing, branding and public relations to increase the visibility and awareness of the company vision. . 

$50, 000 will be used to fund our robust online nutrition and wellness platform.  This platform will host group workshops, healthy cooking classes, and our annual online wellness and nutrition conference. 

We Want To Say "THANK YOU"  

I would like to thank you for your generous donation.  Words are not enough to express how thankful we are for your support,  and mostly believing in our efforts of providing affordable nutrition services to all individuals, but primarily to disadvantage communities.  

Health disparities and a lack of health and food resources are real issues in minority communities.  Because of your generosity,  we can continue to advocate, reduce nutrition and health barriers, and provide affordable nutrition services to our clients (being in person or online) to prevent chronic conditions so they can live healthier and stronger. 

We thank you again for your donation.   If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at charmaine@foodjonezi.com

Charmaine Jones, 

Owner of Food Jonezi

 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.  How can I get involved with Food Jonezi? 

You can continue supporting us by sharing what we do with your community and friends.  We are a team of registered dietitians and professional chefs that educate all individuals, primarily disadvantage communities on proper nutrition and healthy cooking.  Our practice also offers 1-on-1 nutrition counseling that focus on teaching individuals healthier eating habits to prevent chronic conditions. 

2. Where can I learn more about Food Jonezi? 

To learn more about us, click here:  http://www.foodjonezi.com

3.   How can I stay updated with Food Jonezi: 

Easy!   There are three ways to stay connected: 

A) Follow us on all three social media platforms: 

On Instagram: @FoodJonezi

On Facebook: FoodJonezi

On Twitter: @Facebook 

B) Subscribe to our monthly newsletter or get instant event updates sent to you by text.   

Sign-up and stay connected either by newsletter or text, click here: http://www.foodjonezi.com 

4.  How can I contact Food Jonezi? 

You can send us an e-mail at info@foodjonezi.com.  We will get back to you within 24-48 hours.

 

 

Novella Bridges
04/30/2022
Nutrition for All
$25
Karen Bellesky
04/28/2022
Nutrition for All
$25
Catherine Jones
07/09/2021
Nutrition for All
$25
Visa
06/15/2021
Monetary Contribution
$10,000
Monetary Contribution

Thank you for believing in our philosophy, “All individuals, regardless of your socioeconomic background, deserve a healthy life.”   Your reward for your generosity is knowing that you are supporting our efforts of providing proper nutrition education and offering healthy cooking classes to disadvantage, minority communities and individuals who are faced with nutrition and health obstacles leading to poor health.  

Thanks again for believing in our work! 

1 Supporter
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25.00 USD
Nutrition for All

 Thank you for believing in our philosophy, “All individuals, regardless of your socioeconomic background, deserve a healthy life.”   Your reward for your generosity is knowing that you are supporting our efforts of providing proper nutrition education and offering healthy cooking classes to disadvantage, minority communities and individuals who are faced with nutrition and health obstacles leading to poor health.  

Thanks again for believing in our work! 

 

3 Supporters
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55.00 USD
Well Balance

Thank you for believing in our philosophy, “All individuals, regardless of your socioeconomic background, deserve a healthy life.”  

 Your reward for your generosity is knowing that you are supporting our efforts of providing proper nutrition education and offering healthy cooking classes to disadvantage, minority communities and individuals who are faced with nutrition and health obstacles leading to poor health.  

Thanks again for believing in our work! 

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150.00 USD
'Living Your Life Like Its Golden'

Thank you for believing in our philosophy, “All individuals, regardless of your socioeconomic background, deserve a healthy life.”  

 Your reward for your generosity is knowing that you are supporting our efforts of providing proper nutrition education and offering healthy cooking classes to disadvantage, minority communities and individuals who are faced with nutrition and health obstacles leading to poor health.  

Thanks again for believing in our work! 

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300.00 USD
Removing Health Barriers

Thank you for believing in our philosophy, “All individuals, regardless of your socioeconomic background, deserve a healthy life.”  

You will receive a Food Jonezi's & Healthy t-shirt!  Our & Healthy t-shirts are more than just a brand, but its an awareness movement that empowers people to lead healthier lifestyle and share their health and fitness journey with the world. 

You can see which & Healthy T-shirt that tells your story here: https://www.foodjonezi.com/shop

In addition, your name will be listed on the Food Jonezi website as a supporter of removing health barriers in disadvantage and minority communities. 

Thanks again for believing in our work! 

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1,500.00 USD
I am Strong & Healthy!

Thank you for believing in our philosophy, “All individuals, regardless of your socioeconomic background, deserve a healthy life.”  

You will receive a personalized handwritten letter from our founder Charmaine Jones, opportunity to attend an online healthy cooking class with a Food Jonezi chef, and & Healthy t-shirt.  

Our & Healthy t-shirts are more than just a brand, but its an awareness movement that empowers people to lead healthier lifestyle and share their health and fitness journey with the world. 

You can see which & Healthy T-shirt that tells your story here: https://www.foodjonezi.com/shop

In addition, your name will be listed on the Food Jonezi website as a supporter of removing health barriers in disadvantage and minority communities. 

Thanks again for believing in our work! 

 

 

0 Supporters
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5,000.00 USD
Giving Big 'becuz' Being Healthy Matters

Thank you for believing in our philosophy, “All individuals, regardless of your socioeconomic background, deserve a healthy life.”  

You will receive a personalized handwritten letter and exclusive 45 minutes conversation with our founder Charmaine Jones, opportunity to attend an online healthy cooking class with a Food Jonezi chef,  receives an & Healthy t-shirt, feature on all social media platforms, a sponsor for our next year's virtual nutrition conference, and listed as a partner on the Food Jonezi website.  

Our & Healthy t-shirts are more than just a brand, but its an awareness movement that empowers people to lead healthier lifestyle and share their health and fitness journey with the world. 

You can see which & Healthy T-shirt that tells your story here: https://www.foodjonezi.com/shop

Thanks again for believing in our work! 

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Monetary Contribution

Thank you for believing in our philosophy, “All individuals, regardless of your socioeconomic background, deserve a healthy life.”   Your reward for your generosity is knowing that you are supporting our efforts of providing proper nutrition education and offering healthy cooking classes to disadvantage, minority communities and individuals who are faced with nutrition and health obstacles leading to poor health.  

Thanks again for believing in our work! 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Nutrition for All

 Thank you for believing in our philosophy, “All individuals, regardless of your socioeconomic background, deserve a healthy life.”   Your reward for your generosity is knowing that you are supporting our efforts of providing proper nutrition education and offering healthy cooking classes to disadvantage, minority communities and individuals who are faced with nutrition and health obstacles leading to poor health.  

Thanks again for believing in our work! 

 

3 Supporters
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55.00 USD
Well Balance

Thank you for believing in our philosophy, “All individuals, regardless of your socioeconomic background, deserve a healthy life.”  

 Your reward for your generosity is knowing that you are supporting our efforts of providing proper nutrition education and offering healthy cooking classes to disadvantage, minority communities and individuals who are faced with nutrition and health obstacles leading to poor health.  

Thanks again for believing in our work! 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
'Living Your Life Like Its Golden'

Thank you for believing in our philosophy, “All individuals, regardless of your socioeconomic background, deserve a healthy life.”  

 Your reward for your generosity is knowing that you are supporting our efforts of providing proper nutrition education and offering healthy cooking classes to disadvantage, minority communities and individuals who are faced with nutrition and health obstacles leading to poor health.  

Thanks again for believing in our work! 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
Removing Health Barriers

Thank you for believing in our philosophy, “All individuals, regardless of your socioeconomic background, deserve a healthy life.”  

You will receive a Food Jonezi's & Healthy t-shirt!  Our & Healthy t-shirts are more than just a brand, but its an awareness movement that empowers people to lead healthier lifestyle and share their health and fitness journey with the world. 

You can see which & Healthy T-shirt that tells your story here: https://www.foodjonezi.com/shop

In addition, your name will be listed on the Food Jonezi website as a supporter of removing health barriers in disadvantage and minority communities. 

Thanks again for believing in our work! 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,500.00 USD
I am Strong & Healthy!

Thank you for believing in our philosophy, “All individuals, regardless of your socioeconomic background, deserve a healthy life.”  

You will receive a personalized handwritten letter from our founder Charmaine Jones, opportunity to attend an online healthy cooking class with a Food Jonezi chef, and & Healthy t-shirt.  

Our & Healthy t-shirts are more than just a brand, but its an awareness movement that empowers people to lead healthier lifestyle and share their health and fitness journey with the world. 

You can see which & Healthy T-shirt that tells your story here: https://www.foodjonezi.com/shop

In addition, your name will be listed on the Food Jonezi website as a supporter of removing health barriers in disadvantage and minority communities. 

Thanks again for believing in our work! 

 

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Giving Big 'becuz' Being Healthy Matters

Thank you for believing in our philosophy, “All individuals, regardless of your socioeconomic background, deserve a healthy life.”  

You will receive a personalized handwritten letter and exclusive 45 minutes conversation with our founder Charmaine Jones, opportunity to attend an online healthy cooking class with a Food Jonezi chef,  receives an & Healthy t-shirt, feature on all social media platforms, a sponsor for our next year's virtual nutrition conference, and listed as a partner on the Food Jonezi website.  

Our & Healthy t-shirts are more than just a brand, but its an awareness movement that empowers people to lead healthier lifestyle and share their health and fitness journey with the world. 

You can see which & Healthy T-shirt that tells your story here: https://www.foodjonezi.com/shop

Thanks again for believing in our work! 

0 Supporters
Select this reward