TSET grant to boost nutrition program – Journal Record

OKLAHOMA CITY – The board of directors of Oklahoma’s Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust recently approved an expansion of a program that provides incentives to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables.

The board approved funding to Hunger Free Oklahoma’s Double Up Oklahoma program with a $6.3 million grant over three years. The grant, along with the opportunity to apply for federal nutrition dollars, will enable Hunger Free Oklahoma to expand the fruit and vegetable incentive program to additional grocery stores in high-need areas.

“Good nutrition is vital to good health and the Double Up Oklahoma program has a demonstrated track record of making fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables more affordable for those in our state who experience the greatest health disparities,” said TSET Executive Director Julie Bisbee. “TSET is proud to support Hunger Free Oklahoma, and this program helps remove barriers to healthy foods and create more opportunities for healthy choices.”

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