Nutrition: hypothesis: serving meals with no added sugar, sodium, or gluten and offering prepped healthy meals ready to go or cook at home and be affordable will improve people’s health. Easy and attainable. The american diet has transformed over the last 100 years we went from diets of hand grown food with no preservatives/refined grains, sugars. to industry grown with hormones, gmo’s and pesticides, sometimes’ home cooked food from grocery stores to fast food (cheap, requires little effort) and grocery stores that promote packaged/preserved/junk foods
Exercise: hypothesis: by offering dancers reduced entry to events and inspiring/encouraging dancing of crowd at evening events, will promote healthy flowing natural movement, which increases happiness. Historically we had to hunt/gather food grow our own food, made clothing, physical work to build, wash. limited jobs available with healthy amount of physical activity, either low impact office/retail work or physically demanding/deteriorating work.
Environment: hazards and transparency: hypothesis: maintaining our stand against harmful chemicals offering safe, affordable, locally derived alternatives to personal products will improve the publics ability to fight infection and disease, allow them to begin healing, and bring awareness to the fact that known carcinogens are present in nearly all brands. Major cause of immunodeficiency and many other diseases. Water is poisoned from heavy metals, chlorine, fluoride. Filters on the kitchen sink and filtered shower-heads are necessary to remove these contaminants. Whole house reverse osmosis filter is recommended for those who can afford it. Cleaning products including hair, nail, all purpose cleaner, dish soaps, laundry soaps, bathroom tissue, essentially all have major chemical hazards that are on the list of known or probable carcinogens. Poisons and breaks down our immune system.
Social Connectedness: What happened to the village? hypothesis: creating a place that has all of these elements and making them as attainable to everyone as possible will create an increase of culture and sense of community throughout the generations and social class barriers As demonstrated, we are a now generation seeking the easiest accessible things, people are drained, working many hours, not earning enough, or barely making adequate salaries to pay for basic needs, many people don't to want to leave the house because their only escape is dinner, a movie, or if they are lucky enough and there is (and can afford it) a show at the cascade or riverfront playhouse. Some people resort to bars for social gathering and entertainment, which is resulting in an increase of alcoholism, violence, unexpected pregnancies, and dui’s. There is lack of availability for parents to get ‘parent time’ and enjoy time together, dance, laugh, love. The Children’s center will offer the children a time to explore with multiple art forms while having their parents at close proximity.
Another downfall of a slow economy and low paying jobs is lack of ability to travel and experience new things, it is essential to the growth of society to experience new cultural wonders.