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Promote Nutritious Food Subsidy Programs Advocacy Association

Access to healthy foods is a foundational key to an active, healthy life. As many as 1 in 10 American families do not have reliable access to enough food and depend on government subsidies to supplement their dietary needs. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women and Children (WIC) serves half of all infants in the US and more than 25% of all American children between the ages of 1 and 5. In 2008, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) served 31 million American Families. It is essential that these government funded food subsidy programs provide access to foods that meet the basic nutritional needs of all American families. The Boston Bounty Bucks program serves as an example of a public-private partnership that promotes a healthier diet among SNAP recipients by allowing SNAP users to buy fruits and vegetables at discounted prices from local farmers markets. ... | Read More

Promote Nutritious Food Subsidy Programs Advocacy Association

Access to healthy foods is a foundational key to an active, healthy life. As many as 1 in 10 American families do not have reliable access to enough food and depend on government subsidies to supplement their dietary needs. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women and Children (WIC) serves half of all infants in the US and more than 25% of all American children between the ages of 1 and 5. In 2008, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) served 31 million American Families. It is essential that these government funded food subsidy programs provide access to foods that meet the basic nutritional needs of all American families. The Boston Bounty Bucks program serves as an example of a public-private partnership that promotes a healthier diet among SNAP recipients by allowing SNAP users to buy fruits and vegetables at discounted prices from local farmers markets. ... | Read More

Promote Nutritious Food Subsidy Programs Advocacy Association

Access to healthy foods is a foundational key to an active, healthy life. As many as 1 in 10 American families do not have reliable access to enough food and depend on government subsidies to supplement their dietary needs. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women and Children (WIC) serves half of all infants in the US and more than 25% of all American children between the ages of 1 and 5. In 2008, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) served 31 million American Families. It is essential that these government funded food subsidy programs provide access to foods that meet the basic nutritional needs of all American families. The Boston Bounty Bucks program serves as an example of a public-private partnership that promotes a healthier diet among SNAP recipients by allowing SNAP users to buy fruits and vegetables at discounted prices from local farmers markets. ... | Read More

SUCCESS STORIES

People everywhere are taking action – and they’re making a difference. From developing better eating and exercise habits to encouraging others to quit smoking, folks all across the nation are banding together to help make this country healthy. Read these three stories of success and find your inspiration to improve the health of your community.

Healthy Minnesota 2020

State seal of MinesotaThe Minnesota Department of Health has dynamically utilized America’s Health Rankings to build successful partnerships and action plans to improve health outcomes in their state.

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Live Well STL

Mary Jo Condon updates the progress of the Live Well STL initiative.  With support from United Health Foundation and the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition and the Midwest Health Initiative, developed Live Well STL to support St. Louis area residents in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

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Now in its fourth year, the MaineHealth Health Index Initiative was launched in 2009-10 with the two-fold aim of: 1) Engaging MaineHealth, Maine’s largest integrated health system, and its partners to use health data to inform needs and opportunities to improve the health of the nearly 1.0 million people in the 11 counties served by the MaineHealth system, and 2) Monitor improvements made in health status over time
 

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