This summer get your fresh produce while it’s in season. The Highland County Community Action Organization Women, Infant, and Children Program (HCCAO WIC) has partnered with local farmers to provide nutritious, fresh produce to its WIC participants.
Community members and WIC participants can enjoy many fruits and vegetables that are locally grown during the summer months. Green beans, corn, watermelon, and peaches are just some of the produce items that are often available at farmers markets and grocery stores. Incorporating a variety of fruits and vegetables is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. When picking out produce select a range of different colors, such as red, green, orange and yellow. The individual colors provide a mix of different nutrients that are beneficial to your health.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture funds the supplemental nutrition program, WIC, that helps women and children that are income eligible have nutritious foods. For more information on how to participate in WIC, call 937-393-3060.
Submitted by Ruth Cutright, executive assistant, Highland County Community Action Organization, Inc.