K-State Researcher Educates Families on Nutrient-Dense Food for Everyone

A Kansas State nutrition specialist is urging families who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, to get educated about the benefits of redeeming their SNAP benefits at local farmers markets. More than half of the farmers markets in the US now accept SNAP benefits, which were formerly known as “food stamps.” The nutrition specialist, Sandy Procter, offers a Family Nutrition Program in Kansas that helps families who benefit from SNAP learn about and understand the importance of fruits and vegetables. As June, the National Fresh Fruit and Veggies Month, comes to a close, she urges families to use their food dollars at farmers markets.

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