Now more than ever, families across America want to eat nutritious, wholesome foods. But when a head of lettuce costs more than a bag of potato chips, it’s easy to see why the healthy choice may not always be the easiest choice. And when families can’t afford to buy fresh produce, they’re not the only ones who suffer: American farmers are losing their livelihood, and rising health care costs affect every taxpayer.
The Power of Produce: Healthy Food Incentives Empower Families, Support Farmers and Lift Up Communities, a brand-new Center for Healthy Food Access report from The Food Trust, Fair Food Network and Wholesome Wave, takes readers through the history of incentive programs through the present day, calling out innovations across the country and making the case for why these initiatives are a win-win-win for families, farmers and communities.
Through nutrition incentive programs, we can ensure that fruits and vegetables are accessible to all Americans.
Read the full report at bit.ly/thepowerofproduce.