Physical Activity and Nutrition Program

Bureau of Health Promotion
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 230
Topeka, KS 66612
Fax: 785-559-4233

Mission: To increase the number of Kansas residents who have the knowledge, motivation, and opportunity to make lifestyle choices that promote healthy eating and increased physical activity through state level leadership and coordination that reaches into communities across the state.

Capital City Wellness Project
The Capital City Wellness project is designed to increase daily physical activity among employees in Downtown Topeka and to promote the Capitol Midweek Farmers' Market as both a walking destination and a resource for increasing access to fresh, local produce.

Kansas Fitness Information Tracking
Kansas Fitness Information Tracking (K-FIT) is a Healthy Kansas Schools project administered by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and funded by the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF). The goal of the initiative is to enhance the understanding of the relationships between various fitness components and individual academic performance. The FITNESSGRAM online system enables participating schools to incorporate uniform fitness testing into their physical education curriculum and submit results to KSDE.

Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (KSFMNP)
The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, cut herbs and local honey from farmers markets and roadside stands to low income seniors. The program is designed to increase consumption of fresh, Kansas produce and to aid in the development and expansion of farmers markets and roadside stands.

The Built Environment and Outdoor Summit
Now in its eighth year, the Kansas Built Environment and the Outdoors Summit continues its tradition of excellence by providing attendees resources to enhance their efforts to promote health as it relates to the built environment and the outdoors. The summit highlights the ways in which the design of a community — where people live, work, learn and play — and the built environment — a community’s bikeability and walkability, access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and safety — profoundly affect each community member’s ability to be healthy and active

Capitol Midweek Farmers Market
The Capitol Midweek Farmers Market promotes increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, active living among adults in the workplace by providing walkable access to fresh produce, and direct marketing of Kansas foods.

Capitol Midweek Farmer's Market

Kansas Kids' Fitness Day |

Kansas Kid's Fitness Day
Kansas Kids Fitness and Safety Day is a statewide event that focuses on increasing physical activity and safety awareness among 3rd grade students in Kansas.

Fruits & Veggies—More Matters®
Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® is a campaign to encourage increased consumption of fruits and vegetables at every meal to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Fruits & Vegetables - More Matters

Midwest Dairy Council for the program Fuel Up to Play 60 |

Midwest Dairy Council
KDHE is a partner in Fuel Up to Play 60, an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council (NDC) and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to combat childhood obesity. Fuel Up to Play 60 helps students make positive changes in their schools by improving opportunities to consume nutrient-rich foods and get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. The ultimate goal is to ensure changes made at school are sustainable and complements – not competes with – an academics-focused environment. Families, communities and local governments all have a role in helping today's children learn about the importance of proper nutrition and physical activity so we can reverse the childhood obesity trend. It's time for us all to pull together and help America's children make good choices and practice good habits to ensure a healthy future. Fuel Up to Play 60 is your chance to make a commitment to healthy eating and 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Make a difference for yourself and make your school an even better place.

Kansas Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Project (K-CHAMP)
In 2003, the Kansas Department of Health of Environment created K-CHAMP. This three year research project was funded by the Sunflower Foundation. Eligible participants, in kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12), were drawn from randomly selected public and private schools from across the state.