UC Cooperative Extension explores a farm-to-WIC program
Lucia L. Kaiser, UC Davis
Cathi Lamp, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), Tulare County
Chutima Ganthavorn, UCCE Riverside County
Lucrecia Farfan-Ramirez, UCCE Alameda County
Tammy J. McMurdo, California Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
Marita Cantwell, UC Davis
Shermain D. Hardesty, UC Davis
California Agriculture 66(1):15-19. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v066n01p15.
Cash vouchers for fruits and vegetables may generate opportunities for California growers to meet the needs of local WIC participants.
L.L. Kaiser is Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis; C. Lamp is Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences (NFCS) Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), Tulare County; C. Ganthavorn is NFCS Advisor, UCCE Riverside County; L. Farfan-Ramirez is County Director, UCCE Alameda County; T. McMurdo is Program Representative, California Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, Davis; M. Cantwell is Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis; S. Hardesty is Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis.
We acknowledge the California Department of Food and Agriculture for funding this project. We also gratefully acknowledge Penny Leff, Manuel Jimenez, Aziz Baameur, Jose Aguiar and the WIC agency staff in Alameda, Tulare and Riverside counties for their assistance.