The results of the evaluation of MAZON’s Healthy Options, Healthy Meals™ (HOHM) initiative as a successful and useful endeavor to increase access to nutritious foods for low-income families by assisting food banks in their efforts to improve the nutritional quality of their food inventory.
Food insecurity is a growing concern in the United States especially in view of the recent economic climate, which has increased demand on Emergency Food Programs (EFP). There is an increased urgency to improve the nutritional quality of food distributed to our most vulnerable families. This report presents the key achievements and lessons learned from the three-year California Healthy Eating Initiative led by MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger with funding from The California Endowment.
A study conducted by USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service found that fruit and vegetable consumption increased by a third of a cup (15 percent )among students participating in the USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, compared to non-participating students.
In Remembrance: Sarah E. Samuels
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