The Rosedale Healthy Kids Initiative (RHKI) is a community effort to reduce childhood obesity in the Rosedale neighborhood of Kansas City by promoting healthy, active lifestyles for all residents. RHKI recognizes that childhood obesity is caused not only by lack of exercise and healthy foods, but by a lack of access to healthy foods, safe routes for bicyclists and pedestrians, and out of school activities for youth. RHKI is working to make the healthy choice the easy choice in Rosedale by
increasing access to healthy foods (at the Rosedale Farmers Market and through multiple Rosedale community and youth gardens);increasing knowledge about healthy cooking methods (through cooking demonstrations at the farmers market, kids cooking classes and community events);advocating for and developing health focused youth activities, such as Healthy Kids Club and Healthy Kids Camp, Girls and Moms on the Move and Walking Clubs;teaching pedestrian and bicycle safety to youth and families, through partnerships with other metropolitan organizations and the Walking School Bus program;advocating for safe routes/complete streets for pedestrians, including sidewalks and bicycle lanes;engaging the broader Rosedale community in the Healthy Kids Initiative.
Mission: The Rosedale Healthy Kids Initiative (HKI) is a community effort to reduce childhood obesity in the Rosedale neighborhood of Kansas City by promoting healthy, active lifestyles for all residents.
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