Healthy Eating

Kids Eat Right Month

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

2017 Press Packet:

Weekly Try Day Friday Food Feature that will be posted to 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

Newsletter Article

Social Media:

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August is Kids Eat Right Month™, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy Foundation’s chance to highlight the fight for our children’s healthy future. Find out how you can get involved!

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

Coming soon!

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:

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Great tasting, Quick, Easy and Nutritious Recipes: