Healthy Food For All

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The LiveWell Healthy Food For All Work Group supports policy and system changes to enhance access to healthy foods in Douglas County. The work group welcomes participation from a diverse group of individuals and organizations interested in and affected by food insecurity in Douglas County.

We all know that having a nutritious diet promotes health and prevents disease. Evidence suggests, however, that very few Douglas County residents are able to eat an optimal diet. Fewer than 1 in 5 residents, regularly consume the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables. The reason? For many, the answer is affordability and availability. We’re working to change that through collaboration with local food pantries, grocery stories, restaurants, schools, local food growers and businesses. We want to develop systems that make fresh, healthy food more accessible to families.

To get involved, fill out the form here.


Work Group Leadership


  • Chair: Christina Holt, KU Work Group for Community Health and Development
  • Chair-elect: Kelsey Fortin, KU Watkins Health Services
  • Past chair: Elizabeth Keever, Just Food
  • Communications coordinator: Vacant
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