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KC Healthy Kids

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Health & Medicine
  • Hunger


EI Centro Building 650 Minnesota AveKansas City, KS 66101 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

KC Healthy Kids advances the health and well-being of children and families through community-driven initiatives and advocacy where they live, learn, work and play. We promote comprehensive solutions to boost the ability of communities to protect and improve kids' health and well-being.


Since 2005, our programs and policy work have addressed the following:

  • LOCAL FOOD: Kids and their communities need a strong local food system. We help farmers grow thriving businesses and teach kids & families the value of growing their own food and purchasing locally-grown food.
  • GOOD FOOD POLICY: Kids and their communities need it to be easier to get healthy food. We engage advocates and decision makers to promote policies that put healthy food within reach.
  • MENTAL HEALTH: Kids need to grow up feeling supported and accepted, especially if they have experienced trauma. We address trauma and help community partners create environments that support good mental health practices.
  • YOUTH ADVOCATES: Kids need to see themselves as advocates who lead adults. We teach kids how their surroundings shape their health, and how to speak out for change.
  • ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: Kids need to grow up in communities where physical activity can be a natural part of their day. We rally advocates to support policies and plans that make it easier and safer to walk, bike and play throughout our region.


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