Senior Project FRESH

Via Advancing Smartly

By Grace DeRose-Wilson, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan

A Federal program called the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) can help low-income seniors afford more fresh produce. I have heard many older adults say they would like to incorporate more fresh produce into their diets. However, fresh fruits and vegetables can be expensive, and they do not keep as long as other food items. I think many older adults hesitate to spend money on fresh produce because they worry it will go bad before they are able to use it and will be a waste of money. The SFMNP can help alleviate the worry of wasting money on fresh produce.

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