Healthy Eating

Feed Your Active Faith – a resource guide for healthy eating in faith-based communities.

Healthy Food Donation Policy – if your organization has a commitment to supporting the health and well-being of our community and has chosen to express this by providing food donations to the Kansas Food Bank (or other recipient). And, your organization recognizes that heart attack, obesity, stroke, and diabetes are largely affected by diet and that the choices about what foods to donate can have a significant impact on the health and well-being of those ultimately receiving such donations. This document is for you!

Healthy Bites, Healthy Worksites is a resource guide for implementing healthy eating in the workplace, or anywhere you live, learn, earn, play or pray! The importance of policies for healthy eating in the workplace are discussed along with local success stories.

Kids Eat Right Month

Each August, the Healthy Eating Committee celebrates Kids Eat Right Month with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The 2017 weekly Try Day Friday Food Feature that was posted on social media:
Week 1: Purple Carrots – brought to you by K-State Research and Extension Sedgwick County
Week 2: Melon – brought to you by Eat Real America
Week 3: Cauliflower – brought to you by the Greater Wichita YMCA
Week 4: Tomato – brought to you by Health & Wellness Coalition volunteer

In 2016, we promoted Try Day Friday with tips on how to store, pick and eat the following foods: apples, kale, mangoes, and corn.

Additional monthly Try Day Friday features: Avocado , Butternut Squash . Sweet Potato, Pomegranates, Brussels Sprouts, Jicama, Kiwi, Lime, Fennel, Beets, Kohlrabi, Pears, Pumpkin, Cranberries, Ginger, overnight oats, Spaghetti Squash

Lessons Learned from We All Eat

  • Knife Skills by Chef Andrew Terronez, Wichita Public Schools
  • Sodium Reduction Tips by Liza Jackson, Nutrition Educator K-State Research & Extension – Sedgwick County

Animated Video Series

It’s easy to make healthy changes, just start where you live, learn, earn, play and pray.


Food Day

Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Every October 24, thousands of events all around the country
bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies.

In 2016, the Healthy Eating Committee focused on FOOD WASTE in a four part newsletter series featuring the following themes:
1. Defining the issue. Week One
2. Sell by/Use by, what is food waste? Week Two
3. What can you do to reduce food waste? – Week Three
4. What is being done in the community? – Week Four

2015 – 5 Tips to Flip Your Fridge…for Health!

2014 – Pantry Raid, Stock, Swap & Save

Eating Right

Healthy foods are fundamental to good health and community vitality. The food production system — from agricultural production and processing to transportation and marketing — influences our ability to buy healthy foods. The food system impacts employment levels, working conditions, and the quality of air and water.

Stay Healthy

Healthy people require healthy environments — healthy neighborhoods, schools, childcare centers, and workplaces. All these must be structured in ways that allow everyone to obtain healthy foods easily and affordably and to incorporate physical activity into their daily routines.

Healthy Potlucks
Healthy Meeting Guidelines
Before you donate to your local pantry, think about filling a healthy plate


How To:

Did you know:

Great tasting, Quick, Easy and Nutritious Recipes:

Test website