Healthy Foods Resources

Every stage in the food system impacts the foods we eat in New Hampshire every day. The food system includes every process involved in feeding a community: growing, harvesting, packaging, transporting, marketing, selling, consuming and disposing of food and food packaging. These "Healthy Foods" resources focus on policy and environmental approaches to help create healthy food and eating environments in New Hampshire communities with the ultimate goal of providing every resident of the state access to affordable, fresh and healthy foods.


Health Care Without Harm
Since 2012, HEAL and HCWH have co-convened the NH Healthy Food in Health Care Workgroup, a learning collaborative focused on the implementation of innovative healthy food and beverage strategies in hospitals.

NH Food Alliance
The NH Food Alliance (NHFA) envisions a food system that works for all in New Hampshire: people, businesses, communities, and the environment.

NH Farm to School
The NH Farm to School Program (NHFTS) Program enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and preschools.

NH Nutrition Incentives Benefits Network
Led by the NH Food Bank and established in 2013, the NH Nutrition Incentives Benefits Network (NHNIBN) is a collaboration of farmers markets with the goal to increase affordable access to locally grown food.

NH Hunger Solutions
NH Hunger Solutions is a diverse coalition of anti-hunger and child advocates, businesses and community leaders working to eradicate childhood hunger in NH to ensure that every child has three nutritious meals every day.

Seacoast Eat Local
Seacoast Eat Local connects people with sources of locally grown foods and advocates eating locally for the health of our environment, community, culture and economy.

Lakes Region Partnerships for Public Health
The Lakes Region project will target HEAL interventions where individuals and families live, learn, work and play.

Caring Community Network of the Twin Rivers
One of fourteen public health networks across the state of New Hampshire, providing community needs assessment and health improvement planning. CCNTR brings people together to help them make a difference for an individual, a family, a town or the region.

NH WIC Nutrition Program
WIC is a public health nutrition program designed to provide nutrition education, nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, and healthcare referrals for income-eligible women who are pregnant or postpartum, infants, and children up to age 5.

Healthy Schools NH - Healthy Eating Active Living in NH Schools
Healthy Schools NH partners with New Hampshire schools that have a high population of low-income students and that want to improve their school nutrition and physical activity environments to enhance children's health.

Foundation for Healthy Communities 5210 Program
A statewide public education campaign to bring awareness to the daily guidelines for nutrition and physical activity. Its message is simple and clear and represents some of the most important steps families can take to prevent childhood obesity.

NH Eat Local
Find NH grown food and local events.

Center for Active Living & Healthy Communities
The Center aims to enhance active living, health and wellness in New Hampshire's North Country and Lakes Region through education, research and community partnerships.

The Carsey Institute at UNH conducts policy research on vulnerable children, youth, and families and on sustainable community development. They give policy makers and practitioners the timely, independent resources they need to effect change in their communities.

NH Ag In The Classroom
Using agriculture as a vehicle to teach science in order to increase awareness and knowledge in youth farming practices.

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