Utahns Using SNAP Now Have Access to Healthier Foods

Originally published by Good4Utah on August 6, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah)- The Utah Department of Health is providing a way for more Utahns to eat their fruits and veggies with a new program.

The Double Up Food Bucks program increases low-income shoppers’ ability to eat more healthy food while supporting local farmers.

“Double Up Food Bucks has been such a positive force in our communities with clear health and economic impacts,” says Jess Church, a dietitian with the UDOH. “Families report eating a wider variety of fruits and veggies and farmers report higher sales and even an interest in growing more produce and hiring more employees.”

Here’s how it works: families using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) receive a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $10 in free Double Up Food Bucks to spend on the locally grown produce.

Click here to find participating markets and for more information on the program.

Originally published by Good4Utah on August 6, 2018

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