A Farmers Market is a venue at which farmers sell agricultural products and food directly to the general public. Interest in farmers’ markets is growing across Kansas, with the number of markets increasing more than four-fold in the past 20 years. Consumers get to build unique relationships directly with the people that grow our foods. You can't get that from a traditional grocery store. Heartland Healthy Neighborhood recognizes that community design features- like farmers markets, sidewalks, bike lanes, and healthy food retail–makes it easier to be healthy in Shawnee County and we support our farmers and local farmers markets. View each market on the map at heartlandhealthyneighborhoods.org or download Find a Farmers Market in Shawnee County.
Throughout 2014, Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods workgroups -- Healthy Babies, Health Eating/Active Living, and Access for Transportation and Knowledge of Services -- engaged community volunteers and organizations in creating the 2015 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) to address the issues identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment. The 2015 CHIP includes goals, strategies and opportunities for community action --what can you or your organization do to help improve our community's health? Learn more here.
Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods volunteers helped campers create their own unique blend of trail mix as a healthy snack for hiking at Great Outdoors Month 2014’s first Capital Campout in May 2014 at MacLennan Park near the Governor’s residence in Topeka. Read more


  • Improved Access

    Access, Transportation and Knowledge of Health Care Services Co-Chairpersons Jim Daniel, Community...

  • Healthy Eating & Active Living

    Co-Chairpersons Lissa Staley, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Craig Barnes, Shawnee...

  • Healthy Babies

    Co-Chairpersons Teresa Fisher, Shawnee County Health Agency Lisa Alexander, St. Francis Health...

  • Built Environment

    Complete Streets and Built Environment Interim Co-Chairpersons Allison Alejos, Shawnee County Health...


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Avondale East NET Center
(formerly Avondale East Elementary School)
455 SE Golf Park Blvd, Topeka
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TONIGHT!!! See you there! ...

6th Annual Shawnee County's Largest Workout

September 2, 2015, 6:00pm

Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl

If you want to make history while making a difference in your life, you want to be at the 6th Annual Shawnee County's Largest Workout. MAKIN' MOVES, Genesis, Great Life and Parks and Recreation will join forces to bring you an unforgettable 40 minute fitness experience. Stick around after the workout to find out how you can be a Health Champion 2016!!

Topeka -- This is an October 1, 2015 lunchtime conversation about hunger and health with community thought leaders-- this means YOU. Please consider attending! ...


Small changes teach healthy habits without spoiling the fun for kids

While Halloween is every child’s dream holiday, it can be a parent’s nightmare. This year, Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods suggests ways to teach children about healthy eating without depriving them of coveted Halloween treats.

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