Physical Activity & Nutrition Program

Mission

To increase the number of Kansas residents who have the knowledge, motivation, and opportunity to make lifestyle choices that promote healthy eating and increased physical activity through state level leadership and coordination that reaches into communities across the state.

Learn more by viewing a Physical Activity and Nutrition Program Guide (JPG).

Community Design Reference Guide

The Community Design for Active People (PDF) reference guide explains the connection between the built environment and physical activity. It provides practical information on how to change community design to improve resident health, protect the environment, and ensure prosperity.

Eating Locally

The Eating Locally (PDF) fact sheet explains that growing, buying, and eating local food can improve public health, boost farmers' economic prospects, and reduce environmental impact.

Food Policy Council Priorities Reference Guide

The Food Policy Council Priorities (PDF) reference guide explains basic concepts around food policy councils and provides ideas for priorities that food policy councils can adopt to improve their local food systems.

Creative Placemaking 101

The Creative Placemaking 101 (PDF) reference guide will provide you with ideas and resources for engaging in creative placemaking in your community.

Kansas Farmers Market Fact Sheet

The Kansas Farmers Market Fact Sheet (PDF) includes information about the importance of farmers markets in Kansas, who uses farmers markets, when locally grown produce is in season, and additional resources.

Capitol Midweek Farmers Market

The Capitol Midweek Farmers Market promotes increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, active living among adults in the workplace by providing walkable access to fresh produce, and direct marketing of Kansas foods.

Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (KSFMNP)

The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, cut herbs and local honey from farmers markets and roadside stands to low income seniors. The program is designed to increase consumption of fresh, Kansas produce and to aid in the development and expansion of farmers markets and roadside stands.

Kansas Governor's Council on Fitness

The mission of the Governor's Council on Fitness is to encourage increased physical activity, healthy diets and tobacco use prevention by sharing information with Kansans and partnering with businesses, schools and individuals to promote healthy lifestyles.

Get Active Kansas

The goal of Get Active Kansas! is to help Kansans realize the tremendous benefits of physical activity and to take action to achieve a greater level of physical activity. Specifically, Kansans will become more physically active, achieving 30 minutes of physical activity (60 minutes for kids!) most days of the week. Get Active Kansas! is sponsored by the Governor's Council on Fitness.