Supports policy and system changes to enhance access to healthy foods 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. Less 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.
Work Group members
Christina Holt, chair
Verdell Taylor, chair-elect
Steve Lopes, communications coordinator
Mary Jane Hoffer