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WIC/Seniors Incentive Program

Looking to create a incentive program for WIC and Seniors' Nutritional Assistance Program (NAPS) recipients. It would encourage recipients to purchase locally grown, nutritious fruits and vegetables at the Farmers Market.

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About the project


Lead Organization: Rochester Downtown Farmers Market

Contact: David Kotsonas ; Email: ; Phone: (507)273-8232

Known/Likely Collaborators: Rochester Community Initiative (RCI) ; Rochester Farmers Markets

Potential Collaborators:

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive) 

Develop Phase

Project Type

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PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Food

Level 2:

DMC Impacts:

Livable City

Community Health Impacts:

Obesity, Financial Stress/Homelessness, Diabetes

Related Projects

Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP)



Detailed Description


Specific: promote healthy choices by developing a program to encourage WIC recipients and Seniors to have a more nutritious diet.

Meaningful: support the health of the most "at risk" members of our community by giving them a financial incentive to purchase locally grown, nutritious fruits and vegetables at the Farmers Market.

Action-Oriented: promotion of the program to the Rochester business community and secure funding to support the program for 3-5 years.

Time Bound: would like to enact the program benefits beginning May 1, 2015.


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