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Arkansas Healthy LIFE

Arkansas Healthy LIFE (Lifestyles Involving Food and Exercise) is an initiative through the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service to address obesity in four Arkansas counties: Chicot,  Craighead, Jefferson, and Monroe. This project focuses on making community-wide, lasting impacts with a special emphasis on policy, systems and environmental change.  Learn about our three project strategies. 

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Education and Outreach

For years, the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service has provided education and support to help guide adults, children, and families to live happier, longer, healthier lives.  Research-based programs support and complement community our partners' efforts.

Education and Outreach
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Healthy Food Retail

Junk food is at every turn!  How can we make it just as easy to grab tasty, healthy foods?  How can we make produce more available AND help the local economy?  

Get Healthy Foods Near You
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Physical Activity

Carve out an hour of your already overloaded schedule for a workout?  How can you make physical activity a part of your schedule and your community?

Make Your Community More Active
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Coalition Building

In a perfect world, what would a healthy happy community look like for you?  We support local coalitions to make this vision a reality.    

Start a Coalition in Your Community