WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program by xps54377


									                                                                                      What are the WIC
                                                                                      and Senior FMNPs?
                        Eating more fruits                                            WIC FMNP is part of the Special Supplemental Nutrition

                      and vegetables each day
                                                                                      Program for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program
                                                                                      which provides nutrition to lower income families. To be eligible

                       improves your health
                                                                                      for the FMNP, a family must be participating in the WIC program.

                                                                                      The Senior FMNP is part of the Senior Nutrition Program, which

                       helps you maintain a healthy weight                            provides nutrition to lower income adults over age 60. To be
                                                                                      eligible for the FMNP, seniors must be 60 or older and have an

                        reduces your risk of many diseases,                           annual income below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level.

                        such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease,                      The programs are sponsored by the U.S. Department of
                                                                                      Agriculture; the Washington State Department of Health,
                        and high blood pressure                                       Community Wellness and Prevention; and the Washington State
                                                                                      Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Disability
                         Keeps your skin and hair                                     Services Administration.

                         looking healthy                                              Contact Information

                                                                                                  WIC FMNP : 800-841-1410

                                                                                                  Senior FMNP : 800-422-3263

                                                                                                  FMNP website: http://nutrition.wsu.edu/markets
                                                                                                                                                               WIC and Senior
                                                                                      In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of
                                                                                      Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from
                                                                                                                                                               Farmers Market
Wondering how much
a serving of fruit or                       Serving sizes for adults and
                                                                                      discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age,
                                                                                      or disability.                                                           Nutrition Program
vegetable really is?                        children 6 and older:                     To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office
                                                                                      of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.
                                              • 1 medium-sized fruit or vegetable     200250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382             Making it easier to add
Serving sizes for children under 5:                                                   (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
                                                                                                                                                               fresh fruits and
                                              • 1/2 cup cooked, vegetables or fruit
                                                                                                       WIC is an equal opportunity program.
 • Cooked fruit/vegetable:
                                              • 1 cup of raw leafy vegetables
                                                                                                                                                               vegetables to your diet,
     1/4-1/2 cup                                                                                                                                               and support local
 • Medium raw fruit/vegetable:                                                                                                                                 farmers, too!
     1/4 to 1/2 piece
                                                                                                                          DSHS 22-1064 (Rev. 4/07)
                                                                                                                          DOH Pub 961-275
Using your                                Easy ways to eat more fruits and vegetables                                Storing and preparing fresh
Farmers Market checks                                                                                                fruits and vegetables
                                                   Cut up raw veggies such as carrots, broccoli, snap peas, or
 • Buy $2 worth of fruits and
   vegetables for every check. No                  cauliflower and keep on hand for snacks.                            Store most produce in the crisper
   change will be given.                                                                                               of your refrigerator, except:
                                                   Place a dish of cut-up vegetables or fruit on the table at
 • You cannot use your checks to
   buy cider, honey, eggs, nuts, baked             meal times.                                                         Root vegetables like onions and
   goods, jams and jellies, flowers, or                                                                                potatoes should be kept in a
                                                   Top off a bowl of yogurt, cereal or low-fat ice cream with
   potted plants.                                                                                                      cool, dark cupboard or pantry.
 • Report lost or stolen checks to the              berries or sliced fresh fruit.
                                                                                                                       Tomatoes and unripe fruit should
   agency that gave you the checks.                Include a green salad or vegetable soup with lunch or dinner.       be kept at room temperature
   These checks will not be replaced.
                                                                                                                       until eating.
 • You must use your checks between                Have a bowl of fruit that’s ready to eat on the counter.
   June 1 and October 31.                                                                                              Store produce unwashed
 • Use your checks only with farmers
                                                   For dinner, make up a salad with lots of chopped veggies.
                                                                                                                       but always wash fruits and
   who have a sign that says:                      Add cooked chicken or beans, shredded cheese, or chopped
                                                                                                                       vegetables with running water
                                                   nuts for protein.
                                                                                                                       before eating.
                                                   Fruit is delicious in salads, too. Try adding apple slices or
                                                                                                                       Greens can be washed in a large
                                                   raisins to your next salad.
                                                                                                                       bowl or sink of cold water. Change
                                                   Make smoothies by blending fresh or frozen fruit with milk,         water a couple of times.
                                                   and/or 100 percent fruit juice. Try it with ice or yogurt, too.
                                                                                                                       To retain the most nutrients in
                                                                                                                       fresh produce, steam or cook
                                                                                                                       quickly. To steam, place in a pan
                                                                                                                       with a small amount of water and
                                                                                                                       cover. Cook until tender.

  Arrive early at the market                                                                                          Ask for samples of unfamiliar
                                               Energize Your Life - Eat Healthy, Be Active!
    for the best selection.                                                                                               fruits and vegetables.

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