Healthy Food For All

Healthy Food For All

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.

Resources

Douglas County food bank

City of Lawrence’s Common Ground Community Garden program

Douglas County Food Policy Council

Healthy Food For All Shared Documents

Work Group members

Raven Naramore, Chair, Community volunteer
Christina Holt, Past-chair, KU Work Group for Community Health and Development
Ali Edwards, North Lawrence grocery project
Amanda Schwegler, KU Center for Civic and Social Responsibility
Bob Lominska, Rolling Prairie Farmers Alliance / Hoyland Farm
Chuck Sepers, KU Work Group for Community Health and Development
Connie Detweiler, K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County
Cyndi Treaster, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Eileen Horn, Douglas County and the City of Lawrence
Haley Harrington, Health Care Access Clinic
Jeremy Farmer, Just Food
Jessica Beeson, KU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Jessica Kejr, Harvesters – The Community Food Network
Jo Ellis, City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation
Mary Jane Hoffer, Lecompton United Methodist Church / Lecompton City Council
Melody Henning, KU Office of Multicultural Affairs
Nancy Thellman, Douglas County Commission
Norman White, Kansas Department for Children and Families
Patty Metzler, Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Paula Murrish, Lawrence Public Schools (USD497)
Quentin Cole, North Lawrence grocery project
Rick Martin, Limestone Pizza / Douglas County Food Policy Council / Homegrown Lawrence
Shana Talley, Lawrence Public Schools (USD497)
Sharla Flakus, Eudora Public Schools (USD 491)
Shelley Paul, Harvesters—The Community Food Network
Steve Lopes, Community volunteer
Susan Johnson, K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County
Verdell Taylor, St. Luke AME Church / Lawrence Memorial Hospital / Christian Psychological Services
Last updated: 8/13/2014

LiveWell Lawrence works to make it easier for Douglas County, Kansas, residents to eat healthy foods, be physically active and live tobacco free.

Contact information:

200 Maine St., Suite B
Lawrence, KS. 66044
info@livewelllawrence.org
Phone: (785) 843-3060

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