The Food, Access, Collaboration and Education (FACE) Program is a program funded by the United Way of the Dutchess and Orange Region to address nutrition and physical activity in Dutchess County. With collaborative efforts throughout the county, CCEDC’s FACE program will provide nutrition education and systematic supports to empower the change necessary to insure healthier eating behaviors, increased nutrient density of the diet, increased age-appropriate physical activity and improved access to healthier food options utilizing research and practice based approaches. FACE will address the issue of nutrition, obesity and disease prevention in areas of Dutchess County with the most vulnerable populations. This would include low income, people of color and rural areas. Statistics tell us that these populations have higher rates of obesity and chronic disease.