We're thrilled to be expanding the Double Up Food Bucks program to more markets across the state. Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is making it easier for people using SNAP benefits to bring home more fruits and vegetables while supporting Arizona farmers.
Double Up Food Bucks double the value of SNAP benefits used at farmers markets, matching every dollar spent at participating markets with an extra dollar to spend on more fruits and vegetables, up to $10 per visit. Double Up Food Bucks are now available at nine farmers markets, four farm stands and 34 Fresh Express Mobile Market sites.
Great Healthy Eating Recipes from Eat Well, Be Well
Check out these delicious, healthy recipes from Eat Well, Be Well! The recipes are brought to you by the Arizona Nutrition Network and feature creative ideas for in-season, Arizona-grown produce.
Get moving! Easy ways to make daily family exercise fun
Let's face it - working out often feels like a chore, and getting your kids to participate can be an even bigger challenge. Inspire a positive attitude toward staying active in your family and show them exercise doesn't have to be a drag! Check out this blog to inject some fitness and fun into your daily life and family activities.
Over the past decade, the production and consumption of locally grown food have become the clarion call for food movement advocates in Europe and North America especially, but also in countries such as Brazil, where the city of Belo Horizonte became 'the city that ended hunger' thanks to pioneering 'food as a right' policies and local farm-to-school programs. Local food systems have emerged, virtually unproblematized as a catch-all notion for sustainability. For many proponents, local food systems provide the antithesis to the destructive tendencies of global capitalist industrial agriculture, by offering ecologically sound agricultural practices, support for small-scale family farms and local economic development, fresher and healthier food for the consumer, greater democracy and transparency in food systems decision-making, and a more holistic connection between the consumer, the farmer, and the rural landscape.
Every year, as January approaches, the siren song of the dieting and cosmetic fitness industries are at their loudest. People working to heal their relationship with food and body can feel tempted by all of these hope-filled commercials that say, "it can be different this time." Few of us are immune, just look at Oprah, UGH. So we thought we'd share 10 reasons NOT to focus on your weight this year.