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2.25.2015

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

2.24.2015

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.

2.24.2015

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.

2.18.2015

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

2.5.2015

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.

2.2.2015

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.

2.2.2015

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!

 

1.29.2015

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

1.26.2015

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!

1.7.2015

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

1.7.2015

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.

12.17.2014

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.

 

 

10.29.2014

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

10.20.2014

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. 

10.8.2014

As a partner in our Healthy Kids Initiative, Indian Mound is working to make it safer for kids to walk and bike to school every day.  

9.16.2014

Food Day and National Farm to School month are great reasons to celebrate and help kids eat more fresh fruits and veggies.

8.25.2014

Calling all students! Did you know you have a powerful voice when it comes to speaking out for healthier schools? Here are some things to look for.

8.19.2014

Make this festive and nutritious snack for National Trail Mix Day and snap a photo for I am Here!

8.1.2014

Our communications intern, Rebekah Baughman, bravely explored a farmers market for the first time and lived to tell about it. Here's her story and some tips for your first (or fifteenth!) visit to a farmers market.

7.30.2014

Vote NO on Amendment 1. “Right to Farm” is wrong for Missouri Farmers & Consumers; A Constitutional Amendment to Protect Factory Farms. On Tuesday, voters will have an opportunity to protect our local and regional food systems while maintaining the state's ability to keep big corporate and foreign agriculture companies in line. The so-called “Right to Farm” is a proposed amendment (Constitutional Amendment No. 1) to the Missouri Constitution that will appear on the August 5th, 2014 primary election ballot.

7.25.2014

USDA based the new school meal standards on independent, expert recommendations from the Institute of Medicine to ensure kids are being fed healthy food while they are at school.

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!

 

 

 

 

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