We work to improve access to healthy food and active living in Delridge and White Center. We want to make the healthy choice the first and easy choice.
To foster collaborative leadership among diverse community partners to co-create long-term, innovative strategies to realize our vision of equitable access to resources and choices that promote health. To achieve our goals, we actively engage with communities and youth in planning, decision making, and fun activities.
Creating vibrant communities that support access to locally grown, healthy, affordable food and safe inviting places for physical activity and play-for everyone.
HOW WE DO IT:
Our Community Action Plan focuses on improving the policies, practices, and systems that determines how food arrives on our table and how our communities are built.
We are putting our plan in motion to create a healthier community for all through the work of two action teams:
- School Food & Fitness: Improve school food and fitness environments by linking schools with learning activities such as nutrition and garden based education, improve physical activity through safe routes to and from school, and increase partnership between youth and families with community members, community-based organizations, community leaders, and policymakers.
- Healthy Food Retail: Increase access to-and awareness of-affordable and fresh food through retail establishments; improve the systemic connections between food producers, distributors and the network of local retailers.
- FEEST (Food Empowerment, Education, Sustainability Team): Engages youth as leaders and community members. FEEST exposes youth to healthy and nutritious food and techniques, while encouraging community.
Collaborators & Community Partners
White Center Community Development Association (WCCDA)
Delridge Neighborhood Development Association (DNDA)
Food Empowerment, Education, Sustainability Team (FEEST)
The King County Food & Fitness Initiative is honored to be part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Food & Community Program: www.wkkf.org/foodandcommunity