Resources for Farmers’ Markets in Accepting FoodShare (SNAP) Benefits

Farmers’ markets can become licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture to accept federal food benefits (SNAP; known as FoodShare in WI). In order to accept FoodShare, farmers’ markets  need to have terminals that can process electronics benefits transfer (EBT) information, which allows for the process of government benefits to the authorized retailer. Information, […]

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Report Brings Attention to Food Insecurity in Dane County

Hunger is a Significant Public Health Issue Hunger and food insecurity affects one out of every five children in Wisconsin. In Dane County, one in five White households and one in three Latino, African American and single-parent households experiences food insecurity. When a household experiences food insecurity, people are unsure of where their next meal […]

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Raising Sweet Potatoes to Help Feed Our Community

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods. You can bake, fry, mash, stir fry and even make pie with them. They are versatile, store well and full of nutrients. So what’s not to love? But that is not the only reason I am going to raise them in my garden this summer as part […]

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Hungry children at higher risk of poor school performance

School breakfast programs and innovative supplemental feeding programs help reduce childhood hunger, a problem teachers report is increasing. by Randy Bell, Michigan State University Extension According to a survey conducted by Share Our Strength, No Kid Hungry, childhood hunger remains a serious issue for public schools. The survey found six in 10 K-8 public school […]

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Get your Farmers Market wired with EBT

If you are interested in the opportunity below and would like to learn more about how to get your farmers market wired with electronic benefits transfer – Check out the information and resources on the UW-Extension Community Food Systems Team Blog. Posted materials include information on successes and lessons learned from others in the state […]

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Read the SNAP to Health Policy Report

At a Capitol Hill Briefing on July 18, 2012, the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress released a Policy Report summarizing the project team’s recommendations. You can download the report here or for more information visit the Snap to Health website.

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