Healthy Food Access

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 FORM

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.

MOBILE KITCHEN CLASS REQUEST

The Better Together Coalition will provide the AHA’s Mobile Kitchen healthy cooking demonstrations at large community events and reach hundreds of residents annually with healthy cooking classes.

If you would like to request a demonstration or a series of classes, please complete the form.

(Demonstrations are for one educator and any number of participants. Class is for a hands on experience with one instructor and up to 12 participants. Class participants will all have individual cooking tools.)