Food Access & Active Living
What we eat and what we do to be physically active are hugely important to our health. But these are not just individual choices. Income inequities mean that many families have difficulty gaining access to the full range of the Monadnock region’s healthy, locally-produced food options. Expanded access to healthy food benefits individuals, it supports local food producers and food systems, and it strengthens entire communities. At the same time, not all communities across our region offer the same access to environments and resources that support physical activity and overall physical health. Community-level changes can make it easier for everyone to be healthier, and together, the Monadnock Food Access Alliance and Monadnock Outdoors are doing just that!
Expand local food access to include low- and moderate-income families
Encourage support of local food system.
Educate consumers on the benefits of locally produced food.
Promote active living through physical activity, active transportation, and recreation.