Sponsored by Parkview Health and the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation
Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL)
We know all people need quality, nutritional food to lead a full, active, healthy life. However, Allen County residents living in communities without nearby grocery stores and/or affordable farm stands face challenges in accessing quality, affordable food and in knowing how to include it in their diet.
In Allen County, there are 48,900 residents identified as food insecure (13.3%). Of the 48,900, approximately 17.2% are children under the age of 18 (feedingamerica.org).
According to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the health of a community is driven by environment and zip code. HEAL was created as a jointly-funded collaboration between Parkview Health and the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation to address the stated issues and improve health outcomes in Allen County.