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

Christina Holt, chair
Verdell Taylor, chair-elect
Steve Lopes, communications coordinator
Amanda Schwegler
Brett Ramey
Chuck Sepers
Connie Detweiler
Cyndi Treaster
Eileen Horn
Haley Harrington
Jeremy Farmer
Jessica Beeson
Jo Ellis
Landon Harness
Lydia Diebolt
Mary Jane Hoffer
Melody Henning
Nancy Thellman
Patty Metzler
Paula Murrish
Raven Naramore
Rick Martin
Shana Talley
Sharla Flakus
Susan Johnson
Suzanne Rice

Contact information:

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

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

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