In Travis County, about two-thirds of adults and one-fifth of youth are overweight or obese, which can lead to the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes. One quarter of the children in Travis County are food insecure. There's information available to help in making informed decisions about the food you eat - the best choices for nutrition, where to buy healthy foods, and easy and tasty ways to prepare healthy meals.
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The Grow Local program offers Central Texas residents the knowledge & resources necessary to grow their own food in order to improve the health of their families, their communities, and the environment.
The Farm Direct program connects local farmers with markets, hospitals, universities, schools, and work sites to provide fresh produce to individuals and institutions and strengthen the local economy.
The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre® program offers community cooking classes and nutrition education classes for the preparation of meals that are delicious, nutritious, seasonal and affordable, ensuring lasting dietary changes.
Austin/Travis County Food Policy Board coordinates the relevant activities of city government, as well as non-profit organizations, and food and farming businesses to improve the availability of safe, nutritious, locally, and sustainably-grown food at reasonable prices for all residents, particularly those in need.
Capital Area Food Bank provides food and grocery products to more than 300 Partner Agencies in 21 Central Texas counties.
Keep Austin Fed volunteers to pick up and deliver surplus food from restaurants; you can apply to be a recipient of the food.