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:

  • Ms. Beth Low (Co-Chair), Greater KC Food Policy Coalition
  • Ms. Marlene Nagel (Co-Chair), Mid-America Regional Council
  • Andrea Matthew, KCCG
  • Bill Barkley, Children’s Mercy Hospitals
  • Bill Crooks, Good Food Good Futures
  • Deborah Markenson, Children’s Mercy Hospitals
  • Gayla Brockman, Menorah Legacy Foundation/Beans & Greens
  • Jamie Burks, Door to Door Organics
  • Joanna Sabally, Wyandotte County
  • Julie Randolph, Junior League
  • Karen Siebert, Harvesters
  • Katherine Kelly, Cultivate KC
  • Kelsey Jeter, MU Extension
  • Leah Schmidt, Hickman Mills School District
  • Lisa Ousley, After the Harvest
  • Marley Sugar, Midwest Diary Council
  • Rachel Gordon, MU Extension
  • Rob Reiman, The Giving Grove
  • Robin Bayiha, Diagnostic Imaging Centers, P.A.
  • Robin Jordan, YMCA of Greater Kansas City
  • Sara Turner, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Sharon Cleaver, Boys &Girls Club
  • Shelly Summar, Children’s Mercy
  • Taryn Gildewell, Harvesters
  • Taylor Young, Children’s Mercy Hospital
  • Terea Dilley, Cultivate KC/Beans & Greens