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Other Access to Healthy Foods Initiatives

The Access to Healthy Foods Research Group supports the work of multiple organizations and initiatives across the state and nation. Current partners include the following:

Arkansas Farm to School Collaborative

The Arkansas Farm to School Collaborative is a working group of state agencies, organizations, and individuals committed to reducing barriers and increasing participation in farm to school activities across the state.

Healthy Active Arkansas 

A team of people who represent a wide variety of organizations in the public and private sector, including government agencies, health care providers, and community organizations whose shared vision is to work with individuals, families, communities, worksites, organizations, and local and state governments to create a culture that encourages healthy eating and physical activity for all Arkansans. Dr. English co-leads the Access to Healthy Foods team.

Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention (ArCOP)

ArCOP’s mission is to improve the health of all Arkansas communities by increasing physical activity and healthy eating to reduce and prevent obesity. ArCOP’s goal is to increase the percentage of Arkansans of all ages who have access to healthy and affordable food and who engage in regular physical activity. Dr. English co-leads the Access to Healthy Foods team.

For more information or to join any of these efforts please contact Emily English at esenglish@uams.edu