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SNAP program helps to feed over 130,000 Utahns per month

Posted at 1:33 PM, Jul 23, 2020

Utah's supplemental nutrition assistance program, also known as SNAP, feeds over 130k Utahns per month, offering financial assistance for families to purchase healthy foods.

Hannah Martin, Produce Incentive Specialist, Utah Department of Health, oversees produce incentives programs for the state.

-The Double Up Food Bucks program is an opportunity for SNAP households to further their spending dollar on local produce at 24 farmers markets across the state. Each market day, participants can receive up to $30 to spend on local produce when using their SNAP benefits at the market. This program invests in our community health, local economy and farmers. You can learn more at doubleuputah.org.

To help spread the news about Double Up Food Bucks the Utah Department of Health has partnered with Utah State University and others to promote the program through the Eat Fresh, Buy Local campaign.

Celina Wille from USU Extension Create Better Health shared a SNAP-Ed recipe to turn a regular quesadilla into something more nutritious for the whole family.

For more information and recipe ideas go to CreateBetterHealth.org