Healthy Eating

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

Healthy Food Donation Policy – Is your organization commitment to supporting the health and well-being of our community? Choose to express this by providing healthy food donations to the Kansas Food Bank (or other recipient). Does your organization recognize 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. If so, 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.

We All Eat Event

This annual, free community event is designed to empower individuals to make healthy eating a doable part of their lives through education, hands-on application, access, and support.

The following organizations work together to plan this event:

Organizations that planned to participate in 2020:

- Active Wellness SolutionsAmerican Heart AssociationAscension Complete- Belle & Buddy’s KitchenCentral Plains Area Agency on AgingCity of Wichita/Sedgwick County Food System Master PlanChik Fil AChildren’s Mercy WichitaCommon Ground Producers and Grower, Inc.Consuelo 4 HealthCooking Matters for Parents, Greater Wichita YMCADavitaDepartment for Children & Families, – DillonsEat Real AmericaHealthy Green NutritionJr Chef – Greater Wichita YMCAKansas AppleseedKansas Grown Farmers’ Market, – Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality AssociationK-State Research & Extension Master Garden Committee/Therapeutic Master Gardeners/Plant A Row Committee – Maize Recreation Commission,- Mental Health Association of South Central KansasMG Honor FarmsNatural GrocersNiceBites Vegan and Gluten Free BakeryNudge CompostOrie’s Farm FreshPampered ChefPower of ProducePremier Food ServiceSedgwick County Farm Bureau Ag Association, – Strong Roots Healthy Farming LLCSunflower Health PlanTrader Joe’sVictory Gardens, – Wichita Dietetic AssociationWichita Habitat for HumanityWichita Public Library

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, & corn.

2017 Try Day Friday Food Features included: Purple Carrots, Melon, Cauliflower, Tomato, Avocado , Butternut Squash . Sweet Potato, Pomegranates, Brussels Sprouts, Jicama, Kiwi, Lime, Fennel, Beets, Kohlrabi, Pears, Pumpkin, Cranberries, & Ginger

2018 Try Day Friday Food Features includes:overnight oats, Spaghetti Squash, Garlic, Mulberries & Blackberries

Lessons Learned from the first We All Eat event

  • 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


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Great tasting, Quick, Easy and Nutritious Recipes: