Healthy Eating

The Healthy KC Healthy Eating action team has made the following recommendations of areas for improvement:
  • Promote healthy food retail development and healthy food sales, particularly in food deserts
  • Champion the use of consistent messaging around five daily healthy behaviors using the 12345 Fit-tastic! campaign elements
  • Educate key decision makers about the healthy food access challenges facing many in our area
  • Raise the percentage of healthy foods offered in places where children and their families learn and play
  • Increase the amount of fresh, healthy food provided to food insecure residents through the emergency food network
You can read more of their report to the Healthy KC Commission here.

The Healthy KC Commissioner for Healthy Eating is Mayor Mark Holland of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS.

The following individuals served as member of the Healthy Eating action team:

  • Mayor Mark Holland (Commissioner), Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS
  • Beth Low‐Smith (Co‐Chair), KC Healthy Kids
  • Marlene Nagel (Co‐Chair), Mid‐America Regional Council
  • Andrea Mathew, KCCG
  • Bill Barkley, Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Bill Crooks, Good Food Good Futures
  • Freida Tresvan, Director of Education and Health Promotion
  • Gayla Brockman, Menorah Legacy Foundation ‐ KC Beans & Greens
  • Jamie Burks, Door to Door Organics
  • Joanna Sabally, Wyandotte County Health Department
  • Julie Randolph, Junior League
  • Karen Siebert, Harvesters
  • Katherine Kelly, Cultivate Kansas City
  • Kelsey Jeter, MU Extension
  • Leah Schmidt, Hickman Mills School District
  • Lisa Ousley, After the Harvest
  • Marley Sugar, Midwest Dairy Council
  • Rachel Gordon, MU Extension
  • Rishi Grewal, Consultants in Gastroenterology
  • Rob Reiman, The Giving Grove
  • Robin Bayiha, Diagnostic Imaging Centers, P.A. Health and Wellmobile
  • Robin Jordan, YMCA
  • Sara Turner, Score 1 For Health
  • Sharon Cleaver, Boys & Girls Club
  • Shelly Summar, Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Taryn Glidewell, Harvesters
  • Taylor Young, Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Teresa Dilley, Cultivate KC/Beans & Greens