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7.22.2014

Now you can donate to KC Healthy Kids when you order your favorite products online! We are happy to announce we have signed on with Amazon Smile, where a percentage of your purchase will go toward KC Healthy Kids. To celebrate, members of our staff have shared some of their favorite things.

7.21.2014

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, "National Farmers Market Week". Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate our nation's thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them.

7.2.2014

A new series of guides helps communities enhance and support the growth and vitality of farmers markets throughout Kansas. KC Healthy Kids provided guidance in the development of the series, which was created by the Public Health Law Center and funded by the Kansas Health Foundation.

 

6.12.2014

Local food advocates came together to celebrate changes in our regional food system at the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition Luncheon. City officials and local leaders shared news of improvements being made on both sides of the state line!

 

 

 

 

5.27.2014

The Greater Kansas City Food Coalition held its spring luncheon themed Healthy Food for All: Stories of Improving Access on May 22. More than 75 stakeholders in our local food systems celebrated these policy achievements.

5.14.2014

Want cleaner parks and safer streets? Here are some things you can do to promote more ways for people to be active throughout the day.

5.7.2014

Teachers are encouraged to work with their students to think critically about their communities' features, such as walking trails or broken sidewalks, safe playgrounds or blighted lots, schoolyard gardens or fast food restaurants. Without a healthy environment, children and adults alike are more likely to suffer from obesity or the many chronic diseases affecting the United States.

4.30.2014

After two years of fundraising and with a generous matching grant from the Sunflower Foundation, Bentwood Elementary families celebrated their new quarter-mile walking trail last week during an annual "Lapathon." Hundreds of students hit the trail and collectively walked or ran 2,219 laps, for a total of 554.75 miles!

 

4.22.2014

KC Healthy Kids is seeking a seasoned media strategist and policy advocacy professional to serve as the Advocacy Communications Director. This individual will be responsible for taking the organization to its next level of advocacy success through strategic communications and messaging. This position bears primary responsibility for leading communications outreach, setting communication goals and objectives, providing strategic direction on communication issues, and framing and effectively delivering messages around the organization’s policy and programmatic priorities.

4.10.2014

Hickman Mill's CODE students welcomed a very special guest to their "Raising Healthy Families" event on Tuesday night. USDA Deputy Under Secretary Janey Thornton traveled from the nation's capital to visit with families and enjoy the festivities.

4.7.2014

Want better access to locally grown food? Sometimes speaking out means voting with your dollars. Here are some ways you can use your money and your message to help your community create more opportunities for healthy eating.

 

4.1.2014

Please join the Greater KC Food Policy Coalition as we ACT NOW to protect our local food from The Trans Pacific Partnership. The TPP is a massive free trade agreement being considered by twelve Pacific nations, including the US. It is similar in scope to NAFTA, and like NAFTA, the TPP would have a huge impact on food in the US and abroad.

3.26.2014

At William Chrisman High School, students reroute produce from the waste stream to the food system.

3.11.2014

Department of Ag would designate staff to create a statewide farm to school program.

2.27.2014

Traditional jambalaya gets a makeover

2.24.2014

KC Healthy Kids testifies in support of pilot 

2.17.2014

Vending machines compete with school lunches, but they don't have to compete with healthy eating.

2.4.2014

Make healthy choices part of your school's parties.

2.4.2014

The Kansas City Star's Lynn Horsley filed this story about the opening of a brand new Aldi store in Ivanhoe. And here's the report Kirby Burkholder, co-chair of the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition's Grocery Access Task Force mentions in the article: Stimulating Supermarket Development in Bi-State Kansas City.

1.27.2014

I AM HERE is more than a contest, it provides a context for conversations and actions that can begin to shape communities into places that offer plenty of opportunities for healthy eating and active living. Here are 5 things you you can do today.

1.13.2014

It starts in your heart. You get fired up about an organization or issue and you want to do something to make a difference. Not sure what to do next? Here are seven surefire strategies that other advocates recommend. 

12.12.2013

Hickman Mill’s CODE Program students learn how Greg Garbos gets big results from tiny plants.

11.26.2013

Whether you like 'em spicy or sweet, gooey or basically bare, there's a sweet potato recipe for you on our Pinterest board! These golden beauties are a perfectly simple way to keep your Eat Local for the Holidays pledge. They are plentiful and affordable this time of year – not to mention a favorite tradion. Still need to take the pledge? Go to eatlocalkc.org

11.4.2013

KC Healthy Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the health of Greater Kansas City's children, has announced the recipients of six $1,000 first place awards for I AM HERE, the nonprofit's first-ever youth photo contest designed to empower students to speak out for healthy communities. 

10.10.2013

In 2009, the Rosedale Development Association's Healthy Kids Initiative and the Rainbow Mennonite CDF Freedom School created a carnival that offered something kids in their Kansas City, Kansas neighborhood don't always have access to: healthy food and opportunities for safe, fun physical activity.

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