Nutrition Incentives: Lessons and Opportunities to Improve Healthy Food Access
October 1 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Cosponsored with Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Funders
Access to healthy food is an important social determinant of health. Over the past decade, nutrition incentive programs that match federal SNAP dollars to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables have grown rapidly and proven to be a critical pathway to improving healthy food access. New streams of federal support that require local matching funds coupled with a surge in SNAP enrollment during the pandemic have presented important opportunities for public-private partnership.
This webinar discussed how these effective nutrition incentive programs have enabled vibrant public-private partnerships across the country, the current state of the field and research, and the opportunities for health funders to leverage these opportunities to improve healthy food access. Speakers included Mini Kahlon of UT Austin Dell Medical School and Factor Health, Erica Raml of Fair Food Network, and Amy Yaroch of Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition.