HEALDSBURG, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Website and social hub Nourish Network (www.nourishnetwork.com) empowers people to maintain a healthy body, a comfortable weight and an eco-clean conscience while getting more pleasure from food, and the company is kicking off the launch with a chance for members to win a trip to California’s Sonoma County, where founder Lia Huber hails from. On January 1, 2010, a member will be drawn at random to win a three day trip for two to Healdsburg, Calif.
“My mission is to nourish body and soul with every bite. It seemed a natural fit to celebrate the launch of Nourish Network, which focuses on enjoying food that’s healthy for both our bodies and the earth, with a personal visit here to wine country,” says Huber. “This was where the seeds for Nourish Network were sown, and where it will flourish from.”
On the menu is a behind the scenes tasting and tour of Cakebread Cellars, a wine industry leader in sustainable practices; visits to local artisanal food producers and farms; and one-on-one cooking instruction from Lia, a veteran food writer and recipe developer for top national publications like Cooking Light and Prevention.
The new Nourish Network promotes sustainable change with bite-sized articles on sound nutrition, “eco-clean” eating and being mindful around meals along with tempting recipes (all professionally developed and tested and accompanied by gorgeous photography) that put the principles into practice. Nourish Network recipes are rooted in seasonal ingredients while drawing on flavors from around the globe, most are doable in a weeknight, and all fall below the 500 calorie mark.
Short Kitchen Tips Video Clips teach viewers time-saving techniques to help them get more comfortable in the kitchen, and a social media aspect – like Facebook for foodies – lets members connect, make friends, create profiles, and dig into deeper conversation. “A lot of sites feature user-generated content,” says Huber. “I wanted to create a site with professionally-produced content driving user-generated conversation. The idea is to foster deeper connections amongst community both online and off.”
Huber draws not only on her own journalistic and culinary skills for Nourish Network, but on those of her colleagues as well. Alison Ashton, Cheryl Sternman Rule, Kurt Friese and Jacqueline Church are the four initial core contributors for the site.
Another unique aspect of Nourish Network is Huber’s approach to advertising, where in order for a company to advertise they must be authentically advancing the principles of sound nutrition or eco-clean eating and living. “I didn’t want our principles to fly out the door once readers hit the margins of the page, so I developed an approach where we can connect viewers to goods and services that fit their values, interests and needs, and at the same time champion companies of all sizes that are making peoples’ lives a bit healthier, a bit calmer, a bit greener, a bit better.”
To nourish your body and soul with every bite, visit Nourish Network. To be automatically entered to win a trip to wine country, become a member before December 31, 2009.
About Nourish Network:
Veteran food writer and branding consultant, Lia Huber, founded Nourish Network (www.nourishnetwork.com) with the mission to nourish body and soul with every bite by helping people enjoy food that’s healthy for both their bodies and the earth. Laid out like an online magazine meets Facebook for foodies, Nourish Network promotes sustainable change with tempting recipes and bite-sized bits of rich content on sound nutrition, “eco-clean” eating and being mindful around meals while inviting members to dig deeper into the conversation and connect with others who share similar views and concerns. On the surface, Nourish Network empowers people to maintain a healthy body, a comfortable weight and an eco-clean conscience while getting more pleasure from food. On a deeper level, it shows people how to feel fulfilled, content and connected with every meal, every bite.