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Pinnacle Prevention Receives USDA F unding to Increase Access to Healthy Food
We are thrilled to announce that Pinnacle Prevention received a Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant, allowing us to continue to fund the Double Up Food Bucks Arizona program, which helps Arizonans who use SNAP/EBT (formerly food stamps) bring home more Arizona-grown fruits and vegetables .

Additionally , International Rescue Committee (IRC) Arizona received USDA funding. IRC plans to use the grant to expand their New Roots “fresh funds” corner store initiative with a focus on the Sunnyslope and North Central Phoenix communities and their farm stand at the Phoenix CamelBackyard site.

Check out this piece from KTAR highlighting this exciting news!

Thanks for helping us continue to grow healthy families and communities! 

The 9th Annual Farmer+Chef Connection Is Right Around the Corner
The 9th Annual Farmer+Chef Connection is the state’s only all-local expo showcasing locally-grown and produced food.

Exhibitors can market their products and buyers can find new ones for their restaurants, kitchens, groceries, or cafeterias.

Who should attend:
  • Arizona-based, wholesale-ready Farmers, Food Artisans, Ranchers, Dairymen, Winemakers, Brewers, and others!
  • Chefs & Restaurateurs
  • Grocery Purchasers & Marketing Managers
  • Food Distributors
  • Small & Large-Scale Food Institution Buyers
  • Industry professionals with the desire to network in the local food sphere

Let's Play! Arizona's New Recess Requirements
Thousands of students returned to school this month, and when they did, they were greeted with a new approach to recess across the state. During this past legislative session, two bills impacting recess requirements in Arizona schools were passed. 

​In April, Governor Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1083. This new bill requires public and charter schools in Arizona to provide at least two recess periods a day for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. 
 
Farmers Market Week: The Importance of Local Farmers and Markets
Farmers and farmers markets are essential to communities and food systems. They create jobs, boost the economy, and make nutritious fruits and vegetables more accessible. During National Farmers Market Week, it is vital to recognize the work that farmers and farmers markets do for us each and every day.

Supporting Moms Across the Globe for World Breastfeeding Week
To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, we highlighted the benefits of breastfeeding and empowering breastfeeding moms everywhere. Breastfeeding is a way to give nourishment to babies, but it offers so much more than sustenance. 

IN THE NEWS:
How A Questionable Tech Contract Jeopardized Food Stamps at Farmers Markets
By July, farmers markets across the country are in full swing. But for many farmers market managers, the mid-season momentum turned to confusion and scramble on July 9, after The Washington Post reported that a change in government contracts could leave 1,700 farmers markets without the ability to accept SNAP dollars from low-income customers.

Technical Difficulties: SNAP At Farmers Markets
A symbiotic relationship between farmers and low-income produce buyers is at risk thanks to a technical glitch.

Active Spaces & Latino Kids: A Research Review
Latino kids and families have limited spaces to be physically active.

What are the best ways to improve Latino families’ access to “active spaces” like gyms, athletic fields, parks, and playgrounds?

Can Teaching Kids to Cook Make Them Healthier Later in Life?
New research suggests that learning how to cook as a young person leads to better eating practices—and better health—later in life.

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