Good nutrition is critical for a person’s health and well-being. Here in Manchester, we are working on a program that helps people in need gain access to more fruit and vegetables. When people are given incentives to buy fruit and vegetables, it helps change eating habits long-term for the entire family, especially for children. In addition, Manchester’s local economy would be bolstered because our local farmers can sell more of their produce within their community.
The Produce Prescription program can help people eat more healthy produce and increase the quality of their diet. A modest investment of $31,317 for the Produce Prescription program will help encourage increased purchasing and eating of fruit and vegetables for those who qualify.
Join us on Wednesday, November 17th at 4 pm for a panel discussion with leaders as we talk about nutrition inequity and how we can help support families in our area and across the country. We will be hearing from Marc Guillemette, director of Catholic Identity at Catholic Medical Center in New Hampshire and Frances McGuire, Double Up Food Bucks Program Coordinator at Field and Fork Network in New York. They will be talking with us about nutrition and why we should advance policies at a state and local level which support health and wellness of families from all walks of life.
You’re the Cure Issues in Focus
Nutrition Inequity and Its Impact on Health
Wednesday, November 17th at 4pm
Zoom link will be provided upon registration.
Studies have shown increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables eaten can help reduce the risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Focusing on those who would benefit the most from these programs can reduce food insecurity and increase access to healthy foods.
Together we can help our neighbors who are struggling. We hope you join us for this important discussion on November 17th at 4 pm. Click here to RSVP.