Vermont’s Farm Share Program provides income-eligible adults and families with a subsidized weekly box of veggies through their cost-sharing CSA program.
You First offers farmers’ market coupons and other healthy eating incentives for eligible members as part of its heart healthy lifestyle programs. You First also helps pay for breast, cervical, heart screenings and more.
If you are a patient at Central Vermont Hospital, UVM Medical Center, Rutland Regional Medical Center or North Country Hospital, ask your provider if you are eligible for a Health Care Share for a subsidized box of fresh veggies and access to accompanying nutrition and food programs.
Families with Children
Women Infants Children (WIC) is for families with children under the age of 5. This program offers a monthly stipend to supplement your food budget and provides nutritional counseling to make sure your kids grow up healthy and strong.
Eat Smart, Move More is for families who are eligible for food assistance programs. Learn new skills in this self-led, interactive, online series that you can use at home today, and every day.
Other school-based programs include the Child Nutrition Program, the Summer Meals Program, and Backpack Program.
Learn about meal planning, prep and cooking basics from Healthy In A Snap VT. You’ll also find kid-friendly recipes and on-the-go snack ideas.
Our health changes as we age, but by staying on top of it and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you can reduce your risk for memory loss, confusion, and Alzheimer’s disease. Some of the best ways to protect your brain health include regular physical activity, practicing healthy sleep and eating habits, quitting smoking, and scheduling regular appointments with your health provider so you can best manage your overall health. Visit this page on the CDC for more information on brain health and aging.