Healthy Food

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Having access and eating healthy food is important for your overall health and well being. Unfortunately, we dont always have healthy foods nearby or know what and how much we should be eating.

The following sites can help you find more information on programs for low-income families and healthy eating.

  • Healthy Eating: Programs in Washtenaw County
    Information on education for low-income audiences (SNAP-Ed), Perscription for Health, Market FRESH (Senior Project FRESH) and Farm-to School project happening in Washtenaw County.

 

  • Increase Access to Healthy Food
    USDA Food Assistance Programs increase food security and reduce hunger by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition.
  • Farmers Markets
    Find out locations to Michigan Farmers Markets and information to help you know what it in season and how to shop at your local farmers market.
  • Project FRESH:
    Washtenaw County -Project FRESH is a program that makes fresh produce available to low-income, nutritionally-at-risk consumers, by using Michigan farmers' markets
  • WIC: Washtenaw County
    Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a health and nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well and stay healthy. WIC also provides nutrition education and counseling and help accessing health care.
  • Learn about Healthy Food
    Get easy access to the best food and nutrition information at Nutrition.gov. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety.
  • Gardening
    Gardening is a rewarding experience as you watch plants emerge from a seed and grow into plants that provide you with fresh, nutritional vegetables and fruits.
  • MSU Extension
    Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is a food and nutrition education program for persons eligible for or receiving food stamps/cash out. FNP provides education in: nutrition, making delicious, low cost, quick and easy meals and snacks, food selection, stretching your food dollar, improving your shopping skills, and food safety.

 

 

 

 

 

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