Below are resources specifically pertaining to Farm Fresh For Kids work. To see additional resources on other topics, please visit the Health & Social Justice page.

The Women, Infants, and Children Farmers Market Nutrition Program (WIC FMNP) is run in 36 states, and has proved very successful.

Read some impressive statistics about a WIC FMNP run by the Wisconsin State government.

Here are a few excerpted statistics which demonstrate the usefulness and the long term impact of this program:

RECIPIENTS: Because of the WISCONSIN WIC FMNP I or my family...

Responding “Yes”

  • Plan to eat more fresh produce all year round

86.16%

  • Spent money, in addition to farmers’ market checks at the market

57.66%

Did not go to market yet 7.55%

FARMERS: Because of the WISCONSIN FMNP I…

Responding “Yes”

  • Would recommend the FMNP to other farmers in my area

89.74%

  • Increased my farmers’ market sales

79.49%

Not Sure 15.90%



The main difference between WIC FMNP and Farm Fresh For Kids is that we aim to involve pediatricians' offices, rather than distributing the benefits through the local government.

FFFK Founder Karthik Rohatgi gives a speech on the program at TEDxReno 2013:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgIKT52AVg0

A Washoe County publication, Epi News, documents the need for a program like FFFK:
F as in Fat 2013 Report, coauthored by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
healthyamericans.org/assets/files/TFAH2013FasInFatReportFinal%209.9.pdf

The original August 12, 2010 New York Times article that inspired the founding of FFFK:
www.nytimes.com/2010/08/13/business/13veggies.html?_r=0.


A nonprofit organization promoting healthy food: http://www.fastfoodfree.org.

The Year 3 Results for Kindergarten Health Survey, run by University of Nevada-Las Vegas:
media.lasvegassun.com/media/pdfs/blogs/documents/2011/06/22/KHSYear3.pdf.

A study finding that fresh, healthy food (such as fruits and vegetables) tends to be geographically unavailable in low-income neighborhoods: www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0749379706000614.

A research study finding that food stamps are conducive to a high-fat, poor-quality diet: hhc.sagepub.com/content/20/1/41.short.

A research study which examined the high prevalence of obesity among low-income children:
jn.nutrition.org/content/127/12/2310.abstract.

A research study which discovered a correlation between food stamp usage and obesity:
jn.nutrition.org/content/133/7/2225.abstract.

Basic facts about the Women's, Infant's, and Children's Farmers Market Nutrition Program, a government sponsored program providing locally grown fruits and vegetables to low-income families. This program operates in 36 states, but not Nevada. The actual benefit amount varies by states, from $10 - $24 per family: www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/WIC-FMNP-Fact-Sheet.pdf

The Government's new dietary advice program - "Make half your plate fruits and vegetables": www.choosemyplate.gov.

The color approach - a simple, effective method to ensure balanced intake of various vitamins and minerals:

A subsidized farm produce program operating in the Greater Boston area, which inspired the creation of Farm Fresh For Kids: www.wholesomewave.org/our-initiatives/fruit-and-vegetable-prescription-program/.