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Live Healthy Franklin County

Supporting and Inspiring Longer, Healthier Lives
Living Healthy in Franklin County is part of the larger statewide efforts across Kansas to make long lasting economic and health impacts. By working with community leaders, employers, schools, and health care professionals, the initiative will create health-friendly policies and resources that make it easier for residents to incorporate healthy actions into their daily routines. From better nutrition in schools, child care facilities, and homes to more physical activity and reduced tobacco exposure, Living Healthy in Franklin County strives to make a positive difference across the community.

Mission
To improve community health through policies that support healthy eating and active living.

Vision
To create healthy and active communities throughout Franklin County.

HEALTHY EATING
Eating right is easier with healthy food options close at hand. Living Healthy in Franklin County works to make fresh, affordable, unprocessed foods, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains readily available to all residents. Good nutrition helps combat a wide variety of chronic conditions including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Healthy foods provide a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and other natural substances that can help protect against illness and disease, and generally contain fewer calories, less fat, and refined sugars.

Our Current Initiatives for Nutrition

Focus Area 1
Increase the number of community venues that offer healthy food and beverage choices.  
  

Community Gardens

    Our Short term goals:
    • Increase Community Access to Affordable Locally Produced Healthy Food.

    Our Long term goals:
    • Work with community leaders to support locally grown foods by expanding land available       for community gardens and farmer’s markets.

Focus Area 2
Enhancement of active living through bicycle/pedestrian community trails.
Walking and Biking Trails

Future Initiatives
Future initiatives may include improving access through:

  • Farmer’s Market
  • Food Hub
  • Nutrition Education
  • Links to private gardens
  • Tobacco-Free Living

 

Funded in part by a grant from the Kansas Health Foundation

Food Policy Council Proclamation