More Nutrient-Dense Foods for Everyone, From K-State
K-State Research and Extension nutrition specialists are examining how farmers markets are reaching out to a broader audience. More local stands are accepting electronic payments as well as SNAP vouchers for their fresh foods to better accommodate consumers. This new policy pairs well with a recent nutrition education and obesity prevention program that was built into the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP helps Kansans with limited resources improve on the daily food choices they make and local farmers markets prove to be a cost effective option.