Farm Fresh Rhode Island to hold
nutrition workshops this summer

PAWTUCKET – This summer, interactive food and nutrition workshops hosted by Farm Fresh Rhode Island will offer tips for families receiving federal food assistance on shopping for affordable seasonal foods and how to prepare them in healthy, kid-friendly ways.

The Healthy Foods, Healthy Families program will take place at farmers markets this summer for families enrolled in the Women, Infant and Children program or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Workshops are provided in both English and Spanish. For each week of participation, families can take advantage of Farm Fresh RI’s dollar-for-dollar match for SNAP users at most farmers markets across the state. Other program benefits include free samples, games, recipes and financial incentives.

Enrollment began July 1 and is free for families that receive WIC or SNAP and include at least one child age 12 or younger. The program ends Aug. 29.

The Healthy Kids, Health Families program is funded by a $22,000 2019 BlueAngel Community Health Grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island.

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Sign up locations are:

  • Armory Market, 85 Parade St., Providence, Thursdays, 3:30–7 p.m.
  • Broad Street Market, 807 Broad St., Providence, Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon
  • Central Falls Market, 559 Dexter St., Central Falls, Wednesdays, 3–6:30 p.m.
  • Neutaconkanut Market, 675 Plainfield St., Providence, Mondays, 3–6 p.m.
  • Slater Park Market, 375 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, Wednesdays, 3–6 p.m.
  • Woonsocket Market, Thundermist Health Center, 250 Clinton St., Woonsocket, Tuesdays, 3–6 p.m.