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This Q&A accompanies Michigan State University’s Economics of Healthy Food Incentives at Michigan Farmers Markets report.
This study, conducted by Michigan State University in partnership with the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service and Fair Food Network, found that offering SNAP and Double Up at markets resulted in positive and distinct increases to direct agricultural sales beyond the value of the benefits themselves. It also reveals data-driven insights into SNAP families’ shopping behaviors when incentives are in place.
Guidelines and Procedures for Rhode Island SFMNP Farmers
WIC Farmers’ Market Training Powerpoint
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Application for Alabama
This guide offers tips and advice to New Mexico families who want to get the most out of their food budget at the farmers market.
The Agricultural Act of 2014 created a new competitive grant program to test the idea that providing incentives to SNAP program participants to buy fruits and vegetables could increase the consumption of produce and improve dietary health. e rst Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grants were made in the Spring 2015, and this report summarizes the results of the medium and large size projects at both farmers markets and grocery stores.
This report provides an overview of the Prescription for Health style programs currently or previously operating in Michigan. Prescription for Health style programs support healthy behavior change for individuals and families through partnerships with healthcare and other providers who focus on supporting healthy eating (farmers and farmers markets) and/or community partners who provide opportunities for increased physical activity. Programs are commonly aimed at improving health outcomes for low-income patients with diet-related diseases. Not all Michigan programs are referred to as Prescription for Health, as you will see by the different program names throughout this publication. The survey included questions about program longevity, motivation for starting and maintaining the program, funding, partnerships, process, promotion, and evaluation.
Read the report here.
This toolkit is intended to provide inspiration and guidance for Nutrition Educators interested in integrating a focus on locally grown food and farmers markets into the approved SNAP-Ed curricula. The lessons and resources provided have been successfully implemented by Nutrition Educators in the field. We encourage you to take advantage of the toolkit as a resource for establishing or building on relationships with local farmers markets, and as a means of introducing class participants to the idea of shopping for foods that are grown or produced locally.
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The Food Trust conducts focus groups with SNAP participants to understand their perceptions of farmers’ markets and how we can improve our reach and impact. The groups explore SNAP customers’ shopping behaviors, perceived barriers and marketing strategies to better serve the SNAP population.