Our Vision

Life Without
Diet-Related Disease.

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The Problem

Our nation is sick.
The American diet is to blame.
It doesn’t have to be this way.

We eat too many of the wrong foods and not enough of the right foods.

Ultra-processed foods make up nearly 60% of the US diet.

Only 1 in 10 adults meets the US Dietary Guidelines recommendations for fruits and vegetables.

Dietary risks
Tobacco smoking
High blood pressure
High body mass index
Zero to low physical activity
High fasting plasma glucose
High total cholesterol
Ambient particulate matter pollution
Alcohol use
Drug use
Lead exposure

Poor diet is the leading risk factor for death in the US.

1/5 deaths in America in 2018 were caused by dietary risks. While food is a primary cause of disease, it can also be the solution to disease prevention.

The diet-related disease epidemic is growing rapidly.

Diagnosed diabetes and obesity estimates in 2004 Diagnosed diabetes and obesity estimates in 2009 Diagnosed diabetes and obesity estimates in 2014 Diagnosed diabetes and obesity estimates in 2019
Source: CDC.gov
2 in 3 U.S. adults are overweight or obese
1 in 3 U.S. children are overweight or obese
1 in 10 Americans have diabetes
4 in 10 Americans have hypertension

Diet-related diseases cost the US trillions of dollars each year in direct health care spending and lost productivity. The costs are rising.

Solving the Problem

Fixing the broken food system.


Accessibility to fresh, whole, delicious food is the answer to our nation’s greatest public health threat. Food, the very thing that's making us sick, can become our prescription to health.


Knowledge is power and is key to reclaiming our nation’s health. Awareness of food’s impact on health is cornerstone to mobilize a national movement necessary to advance systemic food system improvement.

Our Solutions

As a private foundation, Dohmen Company Foundation uses three unique tools to advance our vision of life without diet-related disease.


Investing in proven ways to prevent and reverse diet-related disease via charitable partners with an aligned mission.
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Investing in for-profit social businesses aligned with our vision that are in need of capital to scale and grow proven food solutions.
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Public Awareness

Advancing food as the most efficient and effective means to prevent and reverse diet-related disease through public awareness and education initiatives.
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