Organization: Community Health Administration

The Nutrition and Physical Fitness Bureau works to improve access to healthy, affordable food and increase opportunities for active living. The Nutrition Assistance Programs Include

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) – Provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods, and referrals to healthcare and other community services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children. All families are welcome, including foster parents, grandparents, fathers, working families, same-sex couples, and adoptive families. WIC participants also receive benefits to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmers market during the summer months through the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP).
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) teaches people how to shop for and cook healthy meals on a limited budget. In addition, SNAP-Ed implements policies, systems, and environmental approaches aimed at improving access to healthy food.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), also known as Grocery Plus, provides residents aged 60+ with monthly, shelf-stable groceries and nutrition education.  CSFP participants also receive vouchers to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmers market during the summer months through the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program.
WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program aim to expand the awareness and use of farmers’ markets by providing fresh fruits and vegetables to pregnant and postpartum women, infants (6-12 months), children (under age 5) and seniors.

Produce Plus Program provides eligible DC residents with $40 per month to spend on local produce at participating farmer’s markets and farm stands throughout DC.
Healthy Corner Stores Program partners with corner stores in Wards 5, 7, and 8 to stock fresh produce at below market prices and provides SNAP customers with coupons to purchase healthy food.
Joyful Food Markets are monthly pop-up markets held in 53 elementary schools in Wards 7 and 8 where families can shop at no cost for a variety of produce items and pantry staples.
Home Delivered Meals provides medically tailored, home-delivered meals, groceries, and nutrition counseling to DC residents living with life-challenging illnesses and their caregivers.
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202-535-1710 (Fax)