A global health initiative launched in January 2012 is one that unites, inspires and empowers people affected by health issues, matters and concerns. We urge the community to address the unmet health needs by focusing our attention primarily on the foods we consume, in tandem with physical activity. Designed to improve the overall wellness of individuals, families, society we seek to mobilize and strengthen health promotion and educational activities at the local, regional, national, and global levels. To do so, we encourage the integrative efforts of collaboration, knowledge-sharing and partnership without judgement, discrimination or bias towards the goals of healing from the inside out; spirit, soul & body.


Deborah D. Grison, was born and raised in the “City of Wind”- Chicago, Illinois. A purveyor of truth and power through word, sound and scholarship, she is a published author, poet and Professor of Writing and the Humanities. Her work has been reviewed, supported and celebrated both creatively and professionally by renown author, poet and University Distinguished Professor Nikki Giovanni, Dr. Sonia Sanchez, Sarah Lawrence College Master of Fine Arts Founding Director & poet Tom Lux, former Brooklyn Poet Laureate Dennis Nurkse, The Last Poets, Saul Williams of the critically acclaimed film SLAM, Regie Gibson from the movie LOVE JONES, Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph of Dreamgirls fame and ZUREK “The Voice of BET.” Her poetry collections THE ATTIC: words from the top (2001) and A Love Supreme: a poemoir (2010) were published via Writes of Passage Publishing Group with additional literary work widely anthologized in such publications as Dark Phrases, Check The Rhyme, Mourning Katrina, (P)oem (M)emoir (S)tory, The Ninth Letter and Black Thought.

As the Founding Principal of EAT LIFE! IT’S A MOVEMENT, NOT A MOMENT Health Initiative she advocates, promotes and celebrates healing, wholeness and wellness by embracing and living the simple truth proclaimed by Hippocrates “Let food be thy medicine and Let thy medicine be food.” A proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Dr. Grison holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Urban and Regional Planning-Sustainable Urban Design from Jackson State University located in Jackson, Mississippi. She currently lives and EAT’s LIFE! between Chicago, Illinois & Harlem, New York.