Nutrition

Good nutrition is essential for keeping us health and happy at any age. Eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables supplies our bodies with the fiber, vitamins, and minerals that our cells need to function. In 2019, 58.6% of Kansas adults consumed fruit one or more times per day and 80.1% of Kansas adults consumed vegetables one or more times per day. Healthy beverages, snacks, whole grains and protein choices such as lean meats and dairy complete a well-rounded diet. 

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Increase fruit and vegetable consumption in Kansas

  • Increasing access to affordable healthy foods in a variety of settings

  • Supporting food policy councils to improve the food environment in communities including expanding access to and consumption of healthy foods.

  • Promote the creation of farmers markets and their expansion to include payment options for people with nutrition benefits, such as the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, WIC EBT, and Double Up Food Bucks