To inspire every mother to train her children in the way to an abundant life through a rainbow of living foods and proactive healthy habits.
We help faith-based and community organizations promote a culture of health to improve the health of our children.
M.O.R.E.—an acronym for “Moms Organized for Raw Eating”. This movement organizes mothers to become actively engaged in teaching children the importance of eating “MORE” rainbows. It builds on the firm foundation of the Eight Laws of Health attractively presented through the R.A.I.N.B.O.W.S acronym—“Rest, Activity, In-Control, Nutrition, Believe, Oxygen, Water, Sunshine.”
The link between diet and disease is not a new one. Research indicates fruits and vegetables reduce the risk of major chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancers. In the past three decades, changes in the eating and exercise habits of children have contributed to the dramatic rise in childhood obesity. Overweight children are at risk for serious health problems like Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol ‐ all once considered exclusively adult diseases. Risk factors present in childhood can lead to serious adult medical conditions like heart disease, heart failure and stroke. Lifestyle and nutritional interventions may address the underlying causes of chronic disease, which help to avoid costly medical interventions.
- Upward Way Homestead—Health Education Home for children and families to learn gardening, experience farm animals, farm to fork cooking classes and STEM programs as well as physical fitness and recreational opportunities.
- Eat MORE RAINBOWS Junior Chef Cooking Classes—Held at various locations teaching culinary skills and healthy cooking to children.
- Upward Way Sustainable Farm—Producer of organic farm fresh vegetables, sprouts, and eggs for local farmers markets.
A Bit About the Founder:
Charmaine Vierra enjoys creating living brushstrokes of flavor in the kitchen. She feels privileged to paint R.A.I.N.B.O.W.S. into the lives of children across the world bringing them into closer balance with the Creator’s master design. She has conducted live food workshops around the world. She is co-founder of RISEN, Remedial & Integrated School of Evangelism and Naturopathy. In 2003, she was diagnosed with a double-negative breast cancer and believes her life is a gift from God to be returned to Him in commitment to promoting healthy eating and lifestyle behaviors.
Charmaine holds a BA in Sports Sciences, Master of Public Administration, and post-graduate studies in Health Education and Promotion. In addition, she has training through the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine as a Food for Life Nutrition & Cooking Class Instructor, Stanford Prevention Research Center as a Stanford Healthy Lifestyle Program® Facilitator, as well as a CHIP® Facilitator. She is a Certified Massage Practitioner. Her passion in raw food led her to pursue hands-on training at Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, the world’s premier organic raw vegan chef training school, she graduated as an Associate Chef and Instructor.
Charmaine (AKA Nana to 7 amazing grandchildren) and her doodle Wille live near Mt. Lassen. She loves nature and regularly hikes, bikes, forages for wild edibles, collects cookbooks, and deep dives into the Bible & prophecy, as well as reads books about herbs, health, and science.