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Nice story by NBC on link between food, health & economics

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This one is worth watching. NBC Nightly News last week reported on a chef who acted out of concern for his own son, but then moved on to help make farmers’ markets more affordable for people on food stamps. He works on a program that doubles the value of food stamps if they are spent on fresh fruits and vegetables. Take a look.

[2017 Update: This video is no longer available but the transcript can be found HERE]

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Dr Wendy Sue Swanson

July 19, 2010 at 11:28 am

I enjoyed this. Thanks for the pointing out the program and spreading the word. What a PLAN to eat green, eat sustainably, eat local, support our communities (growers and eaters), and improve our health. Beautiful convergence of science, altruism, and simple genius.

SAM D REYES

July 22, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Michelle Obama encourages schools for young students to grow their own crops as part of phys ed and nutritional education, harvesting their own crops and selling the extras to local stores…at the same time learning the trade of agricultural way of life. i commend her for that.