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 .
MARCH is National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This month let's focus on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. You can start by reviewing the local food resources below!
Healthy Tips and Resources
Healthy Food Resources in Louisville
Louisville has vibrant Farmers Markets!
The Louisville Farmers Market Association works to unite communities and support farmers markets, farmers and local food 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.
Are you a farmers market manager? Join the Louisville Farmers Market Associaiton
Do you support farmers markters? Join the Friends of Farmers Markets
- Click here to see the list of Louisville's Farmers Markets
- Click here to view the locations in Kentucky for Farmers Markets
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.
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.
- Interested in joining a community garden?
- Interested in developing a community garden in your neighborhood?
Interested in 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