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USDA NIFA invests over $34 mln to support healthy eating for low-income Americans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced an investment of over $34 million to support greater food access and nutrition security for low-income and at-risk communities through the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP).
 
“We want to ensure all Americans have access to healthy, affordable, and fresh food,” said National Institute of Food and Agriculture Director Dr. Carrie Castille. “As we approach the holiday season, we should be mindful that over 13 million American families are food insecure. USDA continues to use every resource at our disposal to bolster both food and nutrition security for these vulnerable Americans. Programs like GusNIP play a key role in helping families purchase and eat more fresh fruits and vegetables while giving them a chance for better health outcomes, not just during the holidays, but year-round.”
 
This investment is part of the NIFA’s Nutrition Incentive Projects and Produce Prescription Projects that provide incentives to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by low-income families, Tribal communities, and other at-risk communities. The investments go to organizations that directly serve these communities.

Click here for more information on the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program


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