Healthy Food

Hoosiers interested in and working with food systems across Indiana attended the second annual Indiana Food Summit in Indianapolis this week, where healthy food access continues to be a popular topic.

When trying to incentivize smaller retail stores to sell healthy food and produce you first have to make sure that’s what people want says Kara Lubischer, with University of Missouri Extension.

“We focus on the demand side first,” says Lubischer. “So we build up community support for the local retailer before we do anything inside the store.”

Fresh Food Initiative Advances Without Funding

Feb 24, 2017

 

Legislation creating a grant program to generate more healthy food options across the state has received overwhelming approval in the Indiana Senate. But there’s no money in the bill for those grants.

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The federally-funded Farmers Market Nutrition Program is getting a boost this year in Indiana.

The program, in partnership with the Women, Infants and Children program, provides lower-income pregnant women, moms and children access to healthy foods sold at farmers markets and roadside stands. 

Indiana has added markets in three additional counties, as well as expanded the program in existing counties.