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WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Farm to Clinic Pop-Up Market One-Pager

This resource is a one-pager for an event called “Farm to Clinic” coordinated by the Carrboro Farmers’ Market (CFM) and Piedmont Health Services (PHS) in Carrboro, North Carolina. Farm to […]

Effect of a Targeted Subsidy on Intake of Fruits and Vegetables Among Low-Income Women in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

In this study, the authors tested the effectiveness of a subsidy for fruits and vegetables on the WIC Program. Women who enrolled for postpartum services (n = 602) at three WIC sites in Los Angeles were assigned to either an intervention (farmers market or supermarket, both with redeemable food vouchers) or a control condition (a minimal non-food incentive). Results indicated that intervention participants increased their consumption of fruits and vegetables and sustained the increase 6 months after the intervention was terminated.

Choices Made by Low-Income Women Provided with an Economic Supplement for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Purchase

This study investigated whether women who received supplemental financial support specifically for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables would exhibit high uptake of the supplement. The researchers also recorded what those individuals would choose to purchase. The authors concluded that women used the supplement provided almost fully and that they purchased a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables for their families. No particular barriers arose to redemption of the vouchers by either the participants or retail vendors.

The Center For WIC Nutrition Education Innovations At The USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College Of Medicine

The USDA Center for Collaborative Research on WIC Nutrition Education Innovations, funded by USDA FNS supports researcher-initiated projects that demonstrate creative approaches to nutrition education for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The Center has awarded 4 subgrants. Grantees will present their findings at a grantee conference in July 2016. Descriptions of the grants awarded are available on the web at: https://www.bcm.edu/departments/pediatrics/sections-divisions-centers/childrens-nutrition-research-center/research/wic-nutrition-education.

Kenosha Farmers’ Market Video and Pamphlet

Racine Kenosha Community Action created this video and pamphlet to highlight their local work on farmers’ markets as part of the CPHMC project. As a result of the Community Partnerships […]

Crescent City & DHPE #Choose2BHealthy Videos

In celebration of the 2017 National Farmers Market Week, DHPE produced three #Choose2BHealthy public service announcements (PSAs) about the WIC’s Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. To produce these videos, DHPE worked […]

East St. Louis Making Health Happen

East St. Louis Health Department created this poster to highlight their initiatives with local corner stores, including improving access to fresh produce, marketing healthy messages, and hosting cooking. demonstrations. This […]