WIC program goes to the farmer’s market

When a Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program gave participants vouchers to buy fruits and vegetables at area farmer’s markets, the recipients actually ate a greater variety of vegetables and chose fruits and vegetables as snack items instead of the usual processed food fare – a whopping 57% more likely to choose fruits or vegetables as snacks. The USDA uses farmer’s market vouchers nationwide for WIC mothers to purchase more vegetables than they could otherwise afford. Even though the local farmer’s market might be a little bit pricier than the Big-Box Grocery chains, farmer’s markets are a great place to find fresh and appealing produce. AND, you can often find cooking demonstrations along with free nutrition education while you get to know your local farm peeps.

Fun and more is to be found at the local farmer's market.

Fun and more is to be found at the local farmer’s market.

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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