Monday, March 18, 2013

March is National Nutrition Month!


March is National Nutrition Month
Hunger Free Vermont (www.hungerfreevt.org)

March is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' National Nutrition Month!® To show our support for this year's campaign theme, to "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day," each of us here at Hunger Free Vermont will take a turn to share a personal goal, story or fact regarding nutrition through daily nutrition education blog posts for the entire month of March. So check in with our blog at: http://hungerfreevt.blogspot.com/ throughout the month to see what we're doing for "National Nutrition Month," and then be sure to let us know what YOU'RE up to!
Vermont Farm Share Program (www.nofavt.org)
Offered through the Northeast Organic Farming Association, the Vermont Farm Share Program provides limited-income Vermonters with financial support to participate in local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. Application available March 15th  - slots fill up quickly!!

With spring around the corner, Vermonters are planning their gardens and gathering the materials they’ll need.  Did you know that 3SquaresVT food benefits can be used to buy seeds and plants to grow fruits and vegetables?  3SquaresVT participants can purchase vegetable and fruit seeds and plants at stores and farmers’ markets that accept EBT cards.  For a list of participating stores and markets, go to www.vermontfoodhelp.com.  Plus more farmers’ markets, who often sell starter plants, will welcome benefits this season!  In addition to the 41 markets that welcomed EBT cards last year, we anticipate that markets in Randolph, Springfield and Groton will also welcome benefits. 

Eat Well For Less Money
Coupons.com (www.coupons.com)
Offers the largest collection of money saving printable/save to card coupons on the web. Coupons.com is the 42nd largest web site in the U.S. The site also offers Coupon Codes (for saving on online purchases from hundreds of online merchants) and Daily Deals (for deep discounts on products and services from local businesses). A mobile version is available for iOS and Android mobile devices.
Grocery iQ (www.groceryiq.com)
The hugely popular shopping-list app that allows users to create, organize and share shopping lists, and find and use coupons. Grocery iQ has been recommended by numerous national publications and broadcast outlets such as Oprah, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Forbes, USA Today, The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune, and even used on the reality TV show Top Chef Masters. Grocery iQ is free and available for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets.

From Lisa Jensen, CCV's Resource Coordinator

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