New Initiatives to Increase New Yorker Access to Healthy Farm-Fresh Produce


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Two food and nutrition programs are being announced to increase New Yorkers' access to farmers markets' produce and foster healthy eating.

The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program is being picked up in New York City in a pilot program at Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx and Harlem Hospital Center in Manhattan. The program, tagged "Come See What's Cookin', Kids", also tackles food-based nutrition education to children at four city farmers markets.

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Federal Programs Related to - Agricultural Production

Programs that focus on the general planning, use of facilities, natural resources, equipment, labor, and capital to produce plant and animal products. Agricultural Commodities; Agricultural Products; Agronomy; Farming; Produce; Animal Husbandry; Aquaculture; Crop Production; Animal Breeding; Apiculture; Beekeeping; Bovine Husbandry; Cattle Farming; Cattle Production; Cattle Ranching; Dairy Farming; Goat Keeping; Horse Breeding; Livestock Breeding/Development/Management; Pig Farming; Poultry Farming; Sericulture; Sheep Farming; Silkworm Breeding; Stock Farming; Aquabusiness; Fish Farming; Hatcheries; Crops; Viticulture

Federal Programs Related to - Food

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Federal Programs Related to - Nutrition

Programs that provide information concerning the basic principles of healthful eating, food handling and preparation, and shopping skills. Includes programs on dietary choices such as vegetarianism.

Nutrition Education; Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children; WIC; ; Nutrition Assistance Programs; Vegetarianism.

Federal Programs Related to - Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other

Programs that provide information and services that endeavor to improve food resources and to ensure that the basic nutritional needs of the community are met.


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