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Maryland Department of Agriculture. 2014. Maryland WIC farmer's market cookbook. [Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Agriculture], 24 pp.

Annotation: This cookbook for families enrolled in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides information on finding fresh, nutritious food at farmer's markets. Topics include reasons to shop at a farmer's market and how to use WIC checks to buy fruit and vegetables in season at the farmer's market. Additional contents include tips on food safety, storage, and preparation; recipes; a list of farmers' markets in Maryland; and information from national public health campaigns for pregnant women.

Contact: Maryland Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401, Telephone: (410) 841-8106 Secondary Telephone: (301) 261-8106 Fax: (410) 841-5914 Web Site: http://mda.maryland.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Cookbooks, Food handling, Fruit, Infants, Maryland, Nutrition, Pregnant women, Recipes, State programs, Vegetables, WIC Program

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2005. 5 a day works!. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 117 pp.

Annotation: This publication, which advocates a diet that includes five to nine servings of fruit and vegetables a day, is a collection of innovative programs and interventions that promote healthy eating. Topics covered include (1) environmental innovations (such as farmers markets and restaurants), (2) event and media innovations, (3) partnerships and coalitions, (4) youth innovations, and (5) program resumes. Two appendices includes references and an index of programs.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Community programs, Fruit, Health promotion, Intervention, Local programs, Mass media, Nutrition, State programs, Vegetables, Youth

Hastert TA, Babey SH, Diamant AL, Brown ER. 2005. More California teens consume soda and fast food each day than five servings of fruits and vegetables. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 7 pp. (Health policy research brief)

Annotation: This policy brief examines consumption of soda, fast food, and fruits and vegetables by adolescents based on data from the 2003 California Health Interview Survey. Topics include estimates of soda and fast food consumption; gender, ethnic, and socioeconomic factors in consumption patterns; availability of soda and fast food in schools, and impacts on consumption of fruit and vegetables. Policy recommendations are presented. Statistical information is presented in charts throughout the brief. References are also provided.

Contact: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1550, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Telephone: (310) 794-0909 Fax: (310) 794-2686 E-mail: chpr@ucla.edu Web Site: http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu Available from the website. Document Number: PB2005-8.

Keywords: Adolescent nutrition, Beverages, Food habits, Food preferences, School food services, Vegetables

Buzby JC, Guthrie JF, Kantor LS. 2003. Evaluation of the USDA fruit and vegetable pilot program: Report to Congress. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Services, 24 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an early review of the United States Department of Agriculture's Fruit and Vegetable Pilot Program, in which the program provided fresh and dried fruit and fresh vegetables free to children in 107 elementary and secondary schools. The report includes a summary, an overview of the program, a description of the evaluation plan, and evaluation findings. Three appendices include legislative language of the program, program schools, and program data. Statistical information is presented in tables throughout the report. The report also contains a bibliography.

Contact: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, 1800 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-5831, Telephone: (202) 694-5050 E-mail: infocenterers.usda.gov Web Site: http://www.ers.usda.gov $25.50; also available from the website. Document Number: EFAN 03-006.

Keywords: Adolescent nutrition, Child nutrition, Elementary schools, Evaluation, Fruit, Nutrition programs, Pilot projects, Secondary schools, Vegetables

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.