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Tuesday, May 07, 20191:30 PM - 3:00 PM

27. Increasing Affordability of Healthy Food in Urban and Rural Communities: Nutrition Incentive and Produce Prescription Programs
Location: Omni Atlanta Hotel, North Tower, M2, International Ballroom B

Strategies to increase affordability and access to healthy food include nutrition incentive programs and produce prescription programs.  Nutrition incentive programs supplement federal programs such as SNAP and WIC and allow program participants to use incentives at locations that accept electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards or vouchers in farmers markets and grocery stores.  Produce prescription programs allow healthcare providers to offer vouchers to food insecure patients and families to purchase produce from local fresh food sources such as farmers markets and other local farm-to-consumer venues.  This session will provide an overview of what these programs entail and then provide specific examples of how these programs have been developed by DNPAO recipients. 

Session Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand how to strategically support and grow existing nutrition incentive and produce prescription initiatives.
  2. Interpret different approaches to partnership and assessment of these programs.
  3. Discuss with fellow awardees ways in which they are approaching these strategies in innovative, sustainable ways.
  4. Engage in conversations addressing challenges, questions, and solutions, on the food system strategies in NOFO Implementation Guide.
The following will be presenting:
  • Noah Fulmer Director of National Partnerships, Fair Food Network
  • Ariel Hamburger MPH, MA Community Health Program Specialist, County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency
  • Sarah F. Griffin PhD, MPH Associate Professor, Clemson
Moderated by:

Kate Reddy, MS, McKing Consulting, DNPAO, CDC

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