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Healthy American’s mission is to make healthy living easy and affordable for everyone in the United States.

 
 

We are a nonprofit organization that believes that access to healthy food is a basic human right and not just a privilege. Unhealthy diets of processed foods high in trans fats, sugar, and sodium cause a number of health problems currently bankrupting our medical system. Our country spends $245 billion dollars a year on the treatment of diabetes, $444 billion on heart disease, and $300 billion on obesity. 

 
 
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Our Vision

 

We believe that by improving every American’s access to healthy, nontoxic foods, we can reverse the health crisis currently facing our country.  We view access as a function of price, geography, and education: price in that healthy food is made available for less, geography in that people in food deserts can get access regardless of where they are or what their transportation is, and education in that families are able to understand the issues around healthy living.

 
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How We Work

1. We raise funds to support families buying healthy, nutritious food 

2. We are the primary distribution partner of Thrive Market's one-for-one membership model, which provides free access to healthy foods at wholesale prices, shipped nationally for free

3. We invest in educational videos, books, and articles and work with a broad network of thought leaders, bloggers, and celebrities to produce and distribute this content

What our Giving Recipients are saying:

 
I love the convenience of having all healthy options consolidated into one shop! The free membership has really made a difference in the quality of food in my pantry, because it’s affordable!
— Sarah
 
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A membership would greatly support me and my family in obtaining real, toxin-free food. My daughter and I are highly gluten and soy intolerant with a dairy protein, additive and colorant allergies, so keeping my pantry stocked with wholesome food we can thrive on is especially difficult financially. As your discounts bring natural, organic foods into a more affordable range, it makes our very limited food dollars go further. I literally squealed with delight when I first found your site. It’s awesome! The only thing that would make it even better is if I could use my SNAP benefits to shop with you! Thank you for considering us for your program.
— Heather
 
We can purchase some of the healthy products we prefer locally, but not all. Prices on some items such as flaxseed, chia, and Castille soap are lower than I can find locally. I can see from browsing that there are more and more items to choose from each time! That is exciting. Thank you for your help with our free membership. It really is encouraging to know about your desire to make healthy products available to everyone.
— The Schaller Family
 
My husband and I are so grateful for the generosity and great ideas behind this program! Because of our free membership, we are able to eat healthy and care for ourselves with amazing products at great prices, even while spending most of our year overseas doing volunteer work in impoverished areas, with unpredictable schedules and situations. Without this, it would be nearly impossible to stay nourished and balanced in our lifestyle, especially since we are getting ready to welcome a new baby into our family in the coming months. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to have a healthy family lifestyle while doing what we love.
— Nicole

Some of our Partners
through Thrive Market's Giving program

 

Help 'Spread The Health' and donate to a family in need!

Help families in need fill their carts with wholesome, healthy food from Thrive Market. Your donation can make a huge impact on another family's life.

Healthy American is a Project of Social and Envrionmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a nonprofit public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

 

Our Team

Claire Schmidt Head of Giving Claire previously ran programs for Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher's anti-trafficking nonprofit, Thorn. Before that, she was an operations and strategy consultant at Roll Global and a strategy consultant for Fortune 500 companies at the Parthenon Group. She graduated from Stanford with a BA in Economics. She is the Curator of the Los Angeles Global Shapers, a project of the World Economic Forum.


Claire Schmidt
Head of Giving

Claire previously ran programs for Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher's anti-trafficking nonprofit, Thorn. Before that, she was an operations and strategy consultant at Roll Global and a strategy consultant for Fortune 500 companies at the Parthenon Group. She graduated from Stanford with a BA in Economics. She is the Curator of the Los Angeles Global Shapers, a project of the World Economic Forum.

Lucy Prom Product Manager Lucy previously worked for Kiva in both LA and Kenya to help local entrepreneurs in Kenya access loans to help grow their businesses. Before that, she was an Analytical Lead within Google’s Large Customer Sales division for four years. She graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Communications and Psychology, and is currently an MBA student at UCLA Anderson.


Lucy Prom
Product Manager

Lucy previously worked for Kiva in both LA and Kenya to help local entrepreneurs in Kenya access loans to help grow their businesses. Before that, she was an Analytical Lead within Google’s Large Customer Sales division for four years. She graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Communications and Psychology, and is currently an MBA student at UCLA Anderson.

Marsha Olson Partnerships Manager Marsha started her career at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she spent the last few years managing a Global Media Partnerships portfolio totaling over $35M in annual payout, focused on changing the way the world talks about global health and development issues. She graduated from University of Washington with a BA in Communication.


Marsha Olson
Partnerships Manager

Marsha started her career at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she spent the last few years managing a Global Media Partnerships portfolio totaling over $35M in annual payout, focused on changing the way the world talks about global health and development issues. She graduated from University of Washington with a BA in Communication.