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Healthy Bucks

By
Malissa Sarver,   Wheelersburg Local Sd
Play:
A Community Taste Test Event
Topics:
Access to Healthy Foods,  Community Involvement
Healthy Bucks

The Wheelersburg community, KDMC Ohio (hospital), and Scioto County Health Coalition teamed up to offer healthy taste tests twice a month at the farmers market from May to October 2015. The taste tests featured seasonal local produce and the recipes were available to the public as well. After participating in the taste test, participants were given $5 worth of "Healthy Bucks" to use on local produce, and funds were donated by KDMC Ohio. Area high school students have also volunteered with helping at the events.

How did you accomplish your goals?

97% of the population in our community does not consume adequate fruits/vegetables. We are hoping this program and taste testing will help improve this.