One out of five low-income households report ZERO purchases of fruits and vegetables.
Over 500 billion dollars are spent annually in the US for treating chronic diseases, most of which are preventable with diet and moderate exercise. Yet many families cannot afford the nutritious foods that are critical to health and well-being.
Housed at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, Vouchers 4 Veggies (V4V) was created with the goal of increasing access to, and affordability of, healthy foods for low-income individuals and families by providing free vouchers for fruit and vegetables.
The V4V program is a nationally recognized produce prescription program that has served over 20,000 households to date. V4V’s model is proven to improve health for low-income and marginalized communities and has been optimized for national replication, including programs in Los Angeles and Stockton, California, Boulder, Colorado, and Cumberland, Virginia.
Please join this webinar and listen to members of the V4V team discuss the program and provide insights into implementing it in your own community.
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