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Physical Activity & Nutrition Program
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.
View the Physical Activity and Nutrition Program Overview (PDF)
- Community Design Reference Guide
- Eating Locally
- Food Policy Council Priorities Reference Guide
- Creative Placemaking 101
- Capitol Midweek Farmers Market
- Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (KSFMNP)
- Kansas Governor's Council on Fitness
- Get Active Kansas
This 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.
This fact sheet explains that growing, buying, and eating local food can improve public health, boost farmers' economic prospects, and reduce environmental impact.
This 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.
View the Food Policy Council Priorities Reference Guide (PDF).
This fact sheet includes information about the importance of farmers markets in Kansas, who uses farmers markets, when locally grown produce is in season, and additional resources.
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.
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 the consumption of fresh, Kansas produces and to aid in the development and expansion of farmers' markets and roadside stands.
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.
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.