Wyandotte County holds food summit to improve health

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Wyandotte County didn't make the grade again this year when it comes to being healthy. The unified government is working to correct it with a food summit

The food summit, held at the Technical Education Center in Kansas City, Kan., will try to work on making the healthy choice the easy choice.

Recent statistics show Wyandotte County with some of the worst health outcomes in Kansas. The ratings take into consideration childhood poverty, smoking, obesity, healthy foods and levels of physical activity.

In Kansas, Johnson County tops the list at No. 1. Wyandotte County is No. 96 out of 98, which is actually better than last year when they were at the bottom of the list.

The food summit is a kickoff to a three-year plan to increase vegetable and fruit consumption.

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  • Adrienne Moore Baxter

    The Mayor’s Food Summit was a wise use of time and money spent by government officials and their private partners, in my opinion. Changing the food system will have an extraordinarily positive impact on economic health, productivity and the health outcomes of Wyandotte County citizens.

    If you attended, DC, I trust you turned in an evaluation with your assessment of the Food Summit?

    Personally, I haven’t been more proud of, inspired by, or impressed with Wyandotte County than I am the day after Food Summit.