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Live Healthy Franklin County

Supporting and Inspiring Longer, Healthier Lives
Live 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, Live 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.

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

    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.
      
    Community Gardens
    
    Focus Area 2
   
 Enhancement of active living through bicycle/pedestrian community trails. Create more walkable/bikeable community     with safe family-friendly environments.

    Across local communities, parks, and public spaces, Living Healthy in Franklin County supports expanding options for     residents of all ages and fitness levels to incorporate more exercise and physical activity into everyday routines.

    Physical inactivity and poor nutrition are the second leading risk factors of preventable death and disease in the U.S. and     result in a huge economic burden for the state. Health benefits occur even with very modest increases in activity that do     not require large investments of time or money. Achieving the recommended amount of physical activity can be as     simple as taking three 10-minute walks each day, parking further from the door, or choosing to take the stairs rather than     the elevator.

    Our Short term goals:
        •  Increase Opportunities for Safe & Accessible Physical Activity.
        •  Raising public awareness of trails.

    Our Long term goals:
        •  Continuing education and trail awareness.

     
    
Walking and Biking

Future Initiatives
Future initiatives may include improving access through:   

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

 

    Food Policy Council Proclamation

Live Healthy Franklin County Mission:
To improve community health through policies that support healthy eating and active living.

Funded in part by a grant from the Kansas Health Foundation