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Mark your calendar for Step Up!, a pilot workshop about Walk Friendly Communities for the Kansas City region.






Anyone who says "Don't let them eat steak!" is tone deaf to the austerity of food budgets among SNAP recipients.


School parties can be fun AND healthy!


KC Healthy Kids is seeking a Farm to Institution Manager to help restaurants, catering businesses, hospital and worksite cafeterias, school kitchens and other eateries increase local food purchases and implement sustainable food service and local food purchasing best practices and policies. 


This report from underscores the importance of reshaping our region for a brighter future, where everyone has access to affordable fresh, healthy food and safe places to be active outdoors.


Primary responsibilities include planning and implementing outreach tactics through social networking, email marketing, and website content.


 The Kansas City Food Circle kicks off the growing season with the 17th annual Eat Local and Organic Expos. As always, these events are packed with fun ways to celebrate our regional food system.


The 1.3 mile Island View Loop is Wyandotte county’s first ever recreational river trail.


Food isn't a luxury item. Kansans should pay less for healthy fruits and veggies.


Join KC Healthy Kids and their partners from the Kansas Rural Center, Kansas Action for Children and the American Heart Association for this free webinar! Creating Change: Advocating for Stronger City and County Food Systems


Our intern, Rebecca Mount, culled these cookbooks from the web to help schools serve up local food kids will love.


Legislation to make fresh food more affordable in Kansas has been filed by Senator Michael O'Donnell, R-Wichita, and Senator Oletha Faust-Goudeau, D-Wichita. The bill would eliminate the state tax on fruits and vegetables, encouraging Kansans to make healthier choices, supporting local farmers as well small business owners who lose business across state lines.


We're thrilled to say Miss Kansas Teen USA, Melanie Shaner will be at the I AM HERE awards ceremony to show her support for our award winners and encourage them to keep speaking out.


 New to KC, Wilfon will help us celebrate students who are reshaping our region.


When it's cold and rainy outside, kids can still be active inside. Get them moving with these games and they'll be ready to settle in and learn when it's time to start class again.


On March 4, KC Healthy Kids will present six schools with checks for $1,000 for their winning I AM HERE photo stories showing how their surroundings help or hinder healthy habits.


We are putting together a team of interns to help redesign and redefine KC Healthy Kids. If you want to get coffee look elsewhere, if you want to help us change the world, apply today!



Sign up today for this workshop from the Quality health and Physical Education Project. 


We're happy to announce the recipients of six $1,000 first place awards for our I AM HERE youth photo contest designed to empower students to speak out for healthy communities!


KCMO will work even more closely with the Grocery Access Task Force to end food deserts.


KC Healthy Kids is pleased to announce Sarah Shipley has joined the organization as communications director.


The survey bolsters KC Healthy Kids' efforts to reduce the burden of food sales taxes in Kansas. At 6.15%, the tax is second highest in the nation.


As Kansans shop for their holiday meals, a high state food tax means they will pay more for food than residents in bordering states. To help families pay less and eat healthier, KC Healthy Kids is leading the charge to alleviate the burden of food sales taxes in Kansas in 2015. At 6.15%, the tax is second highest in the nation. Plus, county and city governments can levy additional taxes, bringing the total as high as 9% in some areas.




Join KC Healthy Kids and their partners from the Kansas Rural Center, Kansas Action for Children and the American Heart Association for this free webinar! Creating Change: Influencing Elected Officials in Kansas


As the new youth advocacy educator for KC Healthy Kids, Michelle Dake's job is to provide you with the resources and support you need to empower your students to speak out for healthy schools and communities. 

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