Eating fruits and vegetables every day is a way to stay healthy and help reduce the risk of heart disease and possibly some types of cancer, says New York City. Fruits and vegetables add flavor, vitamins, minerals, and fiber to meals and snacks.
The good news is that New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have the ability to purchase these products at discounts and even get some for free.
One of the ways is with the so-called Health Bucksor Health Dollars, which are coupons that can be used to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at all New York City farmers markets. For every $5 spent at farmers’ markets using SNAP on an EBT card, you can get $2 in Health Bucks up to $10 per day.