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Health Agencies Update
July 26, 2016

USDA Grants Support Fruit and Vegetable Purchases

JAMA. 2016;316(4):384. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.8927

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to buy more fruits and vegetables. To that end, the agency has announced $16.8 million in competitive grants to 27 projects across the country.

“USDA is committed to providing low-income families with the resources they need to consume more nutritious food,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a statement (http://1.usa.gov/1XeGAqe).

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