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True Paleo Inc

Evidence-Based Nutrition and Lifestyle Recovery

aka Discover Your Greatest Self   |   Tampa, FL   |  www.truepaleoinc.org

Mission

Our mission statement is simple, True Paleo Inc. uses holistic approaches to serve the community by supporting adults in need of lifestyle transformation who've experienced trauma and extremely stressful negative life events.

Notes from the nonprofit

Newly formed organization.

Ruling year info

2022

President

Dr. Jasmine Blake Hollywood

Vice President

Dr. Miriam Whitfield

Main address

PO Box 130282

Tampa, FL 33681 USA

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Formerly known as

Discover Your Greatest Self

EIN

92-0583648

NTEE code info

Nutrition Programs (K40)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Individuals Effected Numerous individuals who experience complex trauma and extremely stressful events are diagnosed with autoimmunity, endocrine diseases, and mental health illnesses. They also are often exposed to financial constraints or lifestyle factors contribute to loss of income. Healthcare Landscape Mainstream healthcare services primarily prescribe medications for disease management, often overlooking the exploration of root causes, the recommendation of medical nutrition therapy, or provide body-mind-spirit resources to aid disease management, facilitate lifestyle recovery, and alleviate food insecurities. Affordability and Accessibility While many seek integrative healthcare solutions, the majority of insurance plans inadequately cover these services, leaving a significant portion of this population without the means to restore, rebalance, and rebuild their lives.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Nutritional Health Care

We contribute comprehensively to our mission by offering the following charitable services:

Medical Nutrition Therapy Research

We provide vital medical nutrition therapy services and research aimed at supporting individuals in managing and preventing diseases. Our holistic approach addresses the body's nutritional needs, ensuring a path towards better health.

Lifestyle Recovery

We offer lifestyle recovery educational and training programs that cover nutrition and body-mind-spirit health care techniques. These programs empower train individuals and staff how to sustain lifestyle recovery, regain control of their well-being, and embrace healthier living.

Food Insecurity

To combat nutritional food insecurity, we organize and provide nutritious holiday dinners. These meals are a symbol of our commitment to ensuring that people in our community engage with caring family members while eating nutrient-dense options.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses
Substance abusers
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of free registrants to classes

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Nutritional Health Care

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to support 6 nutritious holiday meals to 6 individual families in need and plan 1 holiday event for 30-50 disabled veterans.

We aim to certifiy 100 staff members on the target issues of nutritional trauma-informed care, while targeting 500 community members for complimentary lifestyle recovery certifcations showing they've taken their first step in repairing their lives.

We aim to conduct one HHS research study to add to the nutrition industry knowledge base, while publishing 5 systematic reviews on nutritional and holistic lifestyle methods that target chronic disease reduction, including mental health disorders.

True Paleo Inc. recognizes these challenges and introduces the "Discover Your Greatest Self" programs to help facilitate pro bono services to these individuals. Our programs and resources are meticulously designed to be responsive to a variety of client needs, addressing the significant gap in the health industry's provision of holistic lifestyle recovery methods for those suffering from traumatic lifestyles that lead to chronic disease and addiction.

We utlize a number of volunteers throughout different capacities to perform our objects and meeting our goals.

In the past year we have supplied 5 holiday meals, taught 35 indivudals lifestyle recovery, and provided 14 people with complimentary clinical nutrition services. This year we have gained two sponsors.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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True Paleo Inc

Board of directors
as of 12/15/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Jasmine Hollywood

True Paleo Inc

Term: 2022 - 2025


Board co-chair

Dr. Miriam Whitfield

True Paleo Inc

Term: 2022 - 2025

Deborah Hutchinson

True Paleo Inc

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/22/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/15/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.