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.
Unite organizations, ideas, and resources to promote healthy food access and choices among Lebanon county residents.
- Reduce food insecurity
- Improve food and beverage choices
- Enhance residents’ knowledge
- Increase number of vegetable servings consumed per Wellspan’s needs assessment
- Decrease the county obesity rate
- Decrease chronic disease