Healthy Eating

Jefferson County’s Food Policy Council aims to influence policy to increase equitable access to healthy, local and affordable food and support a sustainable community food system.

Healthy Eating Data

  • 8% of children (aged 1 to 14 years) ate fruit 2 or more times per day and vegetables 3 or more times per day compared to 11% in Colorado in 2012 to 2014
  • 65.9% of children (aged 1 to 14 years) ate fast food one or more times in the past week in 2010 to 2012 (Colorado Child Health Survey)
  • $31,590 is the maximum gross annual income for a family of four to be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in 2017 (Source: Colorado Department of Human Services)

To learn more, visit the Food Policy Page.