About KC Healthy Kids
KC Healthy Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing obesity and improving the health of Greater Kansas City's children.
In today's environment, eating healthy and being physically active are not easy. Research clearly demonstrates that the communities in which we live, work and play determine our health. Without a healthy environment, we-children and adults alike-are more likely to suffer from obesity or the many related chronic diseases affecting the United States.
Transforming Greater Kansas City into a region that promotes healthy lifestyles will require changes in how our food is grown, processed, distributed and sold (our food environment) and how our neighborhoods are designed and connected (our physical environment). KC Healthy Kids is leading that charge.
To improve the health of Greater Kansas City’s children by informing, advocating, and mobilizing the resources and talents of our community to improve healthy eating and active living.
What We Do
KC Healthy Kids envisions a Greater Kansas City whose children and families integrate healthy eating and active living into their daily lives so they are achieving their fullest potential.
To that end, KC Healthy Kids informs, advocates and mobilizes the resources and talents of our community to improve the food and physical environments. We lead and support efforts designed to make the policy, environmental and systems changes that increase healthy eating and active living opportunities for children and all individuals in Greater Kansas City.