Phone: 717.531.1440

Better Together With Healthy Foods

An equal opportunity to eat healthy

1/8 Of Lebanon County residents receive SNAP benefits and 18% of our children are food insecure. Additionally, over 4900 resident s in Lebanon have limited access to healthy foods and 32% of adults are obese. The healthy food access action team is a collaboration of hunger fighters, health enthusiasts, and community members striving to give everyone an equal opportunity to eat healthy.

U.S. Census Bureau (2011), Feeding America (2010), Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (2012), Pennsylvania Department of Education (2011 and 2012), Pennsylvania Department of Health (2012), Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (2010-2011), Food Research and Action Center (2011)

“Health Rankings.” County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2017, www.countyhealthrankings.org/app/pennsylvania/2015/rankings/factors/4.

Our Mission:

Unite organizations, ideas, and resources to promote healthy food access and choices among Lebanon county residents.

Goals:

  • Reduce food insecurity
  • Improve food and beverage choices
  • Enhance residents’ knowledge

Outcomes:

  1. Increase number of vegetable servings consumed per Wellspan’s needs assessment
  2. Decrease the county obesity rate
  3. Decrease chronic disease

More Information


                

Mobile Kitchen Volunteer Interest

  • The American Heart Association and Better Together Food Access Action Team are seeking volunteer instructors for our mobile kitchen project. If you have experience teaching, cooking, or with nutrition, please fill out the form below.

  • To help us match our volunteer instructors with opportunities that will meet your interests and availability, please complete the following:

Upcoming Events

Sep 23, 2019

2019 Cancer Survivorship: Lifestyle, Nutrition & Weight Management

Join registered dietician, Susan Gilbert, RD, CSO, LDN, for an interactive monthly workshop on lifestyle recommendations for cancer survivors. Learn...

Sep 25, 2019

Wellness Wednesday

Commit to your health every Wednesday in 2019! Join Better Together Lebanon in creating a healthier Lebanon County by signing...

Sep 28, 2019

LEBANON COPS FOR A CURE 5-K AND PINK MILE

5-K and Pink Mile event. Run or Walk a 5-K (3.1 miles) OR a Pink Mile (1 mile). All proceeds...
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