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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