EIT Food targets healthy food access for Gen Z in latest program

26 Jul 2021 — EIT Food, a food innovation ecosystem supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), is launching a program in which ten “FutureFoodMakers” will call for a radical transformation in the food sector to promote healthy food access.

“The 10 young people leading this campaign will be FutureFoodMakers, which means they will have the opportunity to represent the voices of young people from across Europe. We are currently recruiting young people aged between 18-24 for this role,” Saskia Nuijten, director of communication and public engagement at EIT Food, tells NutritionInsight.

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NYC Health + Hospitals Expands Access To Affordable Healthy Food Options With Annual Farmers Markets

GrowNYC and Harvest Home Farmers Markets make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible for patients, staff, and the community at patient care locations

 

(New York, NY – July 20, 2021) NYC Health + Hospitals today announced its 2021 schedule for farmers markets hosted at public hospitals and community health centers across the city. The public health system has again partnered with GrowNYC and Harvest Home Farmers Market, two local non-profit organizations, to host farmers markets and fresh food box programs at patient care locations throughout the city. These partnerships make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible for patients, staff, and

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NYC Health + Hospitals Expand Access To Affordable Healthy Food Options With Annual Farmers Market

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced its 2021 schedule for farmer’s markets hosted at public hospitals and community health centers across the city.

The public health system has again partnered with GrowNYC and Harvest Home Farmers Market, two local non-profit organizations, to host farmer’s markets and fresh food box programs at patient care locations throughout the city.

These partnerships make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible for patients, staff, and the community. Farmer’s markets offer a variety of affordable, regionally grown vegetables, fruits, and fresh juices in communities where residents sometimes lack access to quality produce at reasonable prices.

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Nine out of 10 people getting SNAP benefits struggle to access a healthy diet, new study shows

Almost 90 percent of people receiving SNAP — the federal food assistance program formerly known as food stamps — are struggling to access healthy food, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) study released Wednesday.

The nearly 42 million Americans receiving SNAP benefits are one of the most food insecure populations in the country, and more than half responding to a survey said they simply can’t afford the kind of nutritious food that makes up a healthy diet, the study revealed. For others surveyed, the top barriers to access included a lack of transportation to a grocery store

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