Michael Thomsen, Ph.D., Named Director of UAMS Center for the Study of Obesity

  The Center for the Study of Obesity will develop not only active research programs related to obesity prevention but also provide technical assistance and leadership in the public health practice community throughout the state to prevent and reduce obesity among Arkansans. Dr. Thomsen comes to UAMS from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (UA) […]

UPDATE: SNAP Policy for Healthy Foods Convening

In partnership with the Arkansas Community Foundation, the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health and Research hosted a virtual, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) Policy for Healthy Foods meeting on June 22, 2021. The event brought together parties interested in food assistance efforts in Arkansas […]

Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas: Regular Grants

The Blue & You Foundation is now accepting grants ranging from $5,000 to $150,000. The deadline for submission is July 15, 2021 at midnight. Eligible applicants in Arkansas include: 501(c)(3) public charities Public schools Government agencies Nonprofit hospitals Churches   If you are interested in submitting an application for the Blue and You for a […]

SNAP Policy for Healthy Foods Convening

In partnership with the Arkansas Community Foundation, The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Office of Community Health and Research are hosting a SNAP Policy for Healthy Foods Convening June 22, 2021 9am-11am CST.   This event will serve as a time to have anyone interested in SNAP and […]

Funding Opportunity: Access to Healthy Food Grants

The Arkansas Community Foundation seeks to learn and invest more in access to healthy foods as it relates to food insecurity. The grants range from $10K – $15K and the funding language can be found below. Funding language: Programs that help Arkansas-based small farmers and food producers connect to markets, build operational capacity (for example, […]

Community Access to Healthy Foods – Patty Barker Recognized

Hunger is on the rise in Arkansas after an especially difficult year, and according to Feeding America, an estimated one in four Arkansas children are now facing food insecurity. The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance’s No Kid Hungry campaign has been working hard to meet this increased need by collaborating with school districts, community organizations and […]

COVID – 19 Food Access Map Updates

Healthy Active Arkansas continues to work with state and local governments, community leaders, our partners and others to provide access to foods for all Arkansans during this public health crisis. Our partners and stakeholders have created a COVID-19 Food Access map to provide information on locations for food pantries and school and community meals throughout […]

COVID – 19 Food Access Map

Healthy Active Arkansas continues to work with state and local governments, community leaders, our partners and others to provide access to foods for all Arkansans during this public health crisis. Our partners and stakeholders have created a COVID-19 Food Access map to provide information on locations for food pantries and school and community meals throughout […]

Arkansas Farm to School program holds training in Northwest Arkansas

Some schoolchildren don’t know what a real blueberry looks like or how to peel an orange. The Northwest Arkansas office of the American Heart Association attended training at the Northwest Arkansas Education Service Cooperative in Farmington recently to discuss ways to get more fresh, healthy produce from farms into schools. School teachers and community representatives […]