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Can Grocers Fight Veggie Consumption Decline?

Can Grocers Fight Veggie Consumption Decline?

“It is no exaggeration that we are in the midst of a fruit and vegetable consumption crisis in our country. Further, this under consumption is not only pervasive among all age groups but it is also persistent,” said Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RDN, president and CEO of Brentwood, Missouri-based PBH. “The PBH State of the Plate research report shows most Americans currently eat fruits and vegetables on just one occasion or less each day. A decline in fruit and vegetable eating occasions does not bode well for the future of fruit and vegetable intake and, most importantly, Americans’ health and happiness.”

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Statewide Retailers Add 15 New Locations for Floridians to Double Their SNAP Dollars

Statewide Retailers Add 15 New Locations for Floridians to Double Their SNAP Dollars

“Expanding the Fresh Access Bucks program into the retail space has always been a goal for Feeding Florida,” says Robin Safley, Feeding Florida’s Executive Director. “Our food banks are able to provide immediate relief for Floridians needing food, but long-term solutions happen when you are able to provide healthy food options to families where they shop and access their groceries. Partnering with retailers statewide will allow SNAP recipients more nutritious options and an affordable way to make healthy choices for their families.”

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SNAP Dollars Doubled Through Feeding Florida’s Fresh Access Bucks Retail Program

SNAP Dollars Doubled Through Feeding Florida’s Fresh Access Bucks Retail Program

"We know that incentives for SNAP recipients to purchase those fruits and vegetables is the strongest way to support these families, and we are ecstatic that Fresh Access Bucks is moving into the retail space,” said Feeding Florida Executive Director Robin Safley.

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