That's why it's taking action to give families in need nutritious items to stay healthy.
In conjunction with "National Food Day," the department hosted a wellness expo at its downtown building.
The goal is to introduce fresh produce to those who might not have access to these items.
Angela Hollins says the initiative is teaching her kids it doesn't pay to be picky eaters.
"Everything that's going in their body is meant to help them grow strong and get their eyesight better and to think in school."
Similar to today's event, the department also hosted "Wellness Wednesdays" this summer.
It provided free fruits and vegetables to more than 1,500 families.