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WIC/Seniors Incentive Program

Looking to create a incentive program for WIC and Seniors' Nutritional Assistance Program (NAPS) recipients. It would encourage recipients to purchase locally grown, nutritious fruits and vegetables at the Farmers Market.

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About the project


Food   Livable City   Obesity, Financial Stress/Homelessness, Diabetes

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Contact: David Kotsonas ; Email: ; Phone: (507)273-8232

Lead Organization: Rochester Downtown Farmers Market

Collaborators: QUEST ; Rochester Downtown Farmers Market Association

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Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement


Detailed Description

Specific: promote healthy choices by developing a program to encourage WIC recipients and Seniors to have a more nutritious diet.

Meaningful: support the health of the most "at risk" members of our community by giving them a financial incentive to purchase locally grown, nutritious fruits and vegetables at the Farmers Market.

Action-Oriented: promotion of the program to the Rochester business community and secure funding to support the program for 3-5 years.

Time Bound: would like to enact the program benefits beginning May 1, 2015.





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Last modified by support on 2016/11/07
Created by rochfarmmkt on 2014/09/15

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