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Access to Healthy Foods Research Group

Contact Information

1 Children's Way, Slot 512-26
Little Rock, AR 72202

(501) 364-3390

Focus Areas

  • Education & Youth
  • Environment
  • Health & Nutrition

The mission of the Access to Healthy Foods Research Group is to build evidence, capacity, and support for an equitable food system that fosters the health and wellness of children, families, and communities in Arkansas. The work of the ATHF Research Group focuses on the development, delivery, and evaluation of individual and environmental-level interventions such as farm to school, school and community gardens, and support for increased local and healthy food production, distribution, and consumption. Read More

  • About Us
    The Access to Healthy Foods Research Group is the Arkansas Core Partner to the National Farm to School Network. As such, the organization is responsible for training and providing resources and technical assistance to the Arkansas Farm to School Network to encourage the three core elements of farm to school:
    1) Procurement of local foods into cafeterias
    2) School gardens
    3) Education with an agricultural component
  • Our Impact
    Through the services offered by the Access to Healthy Foods Research Group, children are consuming more fruits and vegetables and families have more access to fresh products. More local farms, businesses, and child learning facilities are collaborating to implement farm to school practices across the state.

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