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The Relation of Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Coupon Use with Accessibility and WIC CVV Redemption Rates at Farmers' Markets

Abstract ABSTRACT Fruit and vegetable intake is not uniform across levels of socioeconomic status (SES) and researchers have identified low SES as a risk factor for poor intake of fruits and vegetables. In an effort to eliminate public health disparities and increase fruit and vegetable intake, the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program implemented additional food assistance programs, with a specific emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables. The Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides pre-existing WIC clients with coupons to purchase fresh, locally grown produce at farmers' markets. In addition, Congress also approved the WIC Cash Value Voucher (CVV) program, which provides WIC participants with vouchers to purchase fresh fruits ... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Tucker, Wesley Jack (Author) / Wharton, Christopher (Advisor) / Vaughan, Linda (Committee member) / Johnston, Carol S (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Social research / Health sciences / Accessibility / Arizona / Farmers' Market Nutrition Program / Farmers' Markets / Food Assistance Programs / WIC
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 71 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Nutrition 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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