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Program Doubles Food Stamps at Farmers' Markets

Chef Michel Nischan was on NBC Nightly News last night discussing his Wholesome Wave program, which seeks to make farmers markets accessible to low-income families. Now available in 15 states with 3 more coming soon, the foundation raises funds to provide monetary incentives for families on food stamps to shop at farmers' markets, enabling them to purchase healthier food. Nischan describes it: "You know what? Buy whatever you want. But if you buy fresh fruits and vegetables, locally grown, you get double your money." Not a bad deal.

NBC Nightly News: Michel Nischan's Wholesome Waves Program

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