Healthy Eating

 Why is healthy eating important?

Healthy eating is important for everyone, no matter what age or stage of life. Eating well provides nutrition to give us energy, to prevent disease, and to improve.

Healthy Tips and Resources



          Learn healthy recipes! 

                Learn to cook healthier!     

         Meet your farmer!           

        Drink more water and skip the sugary drinks!

                                                                                   


Healthy Food Resources in Louisville

Farmers Markets

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Louisville has vibrant Farmers Markets! 

The Louisville Farmers Market Association works to unite communities and support farmers markets, farmers and local producers to create access to a just, healthy and sustainable food system in Louisville Metro.

LFMA does this by providing assistance such as marketing, financial advisement, vendor and volunteer recruitment to increase the capacity of farmers markets.

And programs, such as increasing access for low-income SNAP participants through the Double Dollars Program and Free EBT Equipment and seniors through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. 

 

  Are you a farmers market manager? Join the Louisville Farmers Market Associaiton

  Do you support farmers markters? Become a member today!

Click here to register!

 

Click here to see the Louisville Local Food Resource Guide

Click here for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program 


Fresh Stops

Fresh Stop Markets are “pop up” farm-fresh food markets set up at local churches, community centers, and now even in a crossfit gym, in fresh food insecure neighborhoods. The food has been paid for in advance so that farmers don’t face the same degree of risk as they do with a standard farmers’ market. People in the community describe Fresh Stop Markets as welcoming and happy—like a family reunion where all five senses are engaged and there is lots of laughter, food and fun! 


New Roots' Fresh Stop Markets are open to everyone and created, led, and sustained by
community leaders. Most Fresh Stop Markets reserve 75 percent of all shares for those individuals and families identifying as having limited resources according to the WIC eligibility guidelines (185 percent of poverty or less). Fresh Stop Markets also accept SNAP EBT. 

Click here to learn more or find a Fresh Stop Market near you!

 


Healthy in a Hurry Corner Stores

The Healthy in a Hurry Corner Stores resulted from a partnership with the YMCA and the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness along with the Center for Health Equity for our Healthy In A Hurry Corner Store initiative that addresses the lack of fresh produce and vegetables in low income areas of our community. The initiative is grant funded and has provided the infrastructure and expertise for three stores to carry fresh fruits and vegetables.

Click here to learn more or find a Healthy in a Hurry Corner Store!


 

Community Gardens

Are you passionate about improving the food system in Louisville? Join the Food In Neighborhoods Community Coalition (FIN). 

FIN is a broad coalition of individuals and representatives of groups working to build a more equitable, healthy, and sustainable food and farm system in and around Louisville.  A commitment to the above goal and shared values of inclusiveness, anti-oppression, fairness, and equity are the magnetic core of the coalition.

FIN is committed to creating a space where all have a voice in shaping a just and resilient food system, with special emphasis on perspectives, expressed needs, and solutions emerging from the neighborhoods most directly and negatively affected by the dominant food regime.


For questions or more information on Healthy Eating call 502-574-6164