K-HIP, the Kenosha Health Improvement Project was formed in 2017 through funding from the National WIC Association and Center for Disease Control (CDC) to focus on Policy, System and Environmental (PSE) strategies to improve access to healthy foods and strengthen community and clinical linkages.

 

In 2019 and 2020, the focus has been to:

  1. Increase the utilization at local farmer markets.
     
  2. Increase the number of farmers and farmer's markets that accept WIC Farmer Market Nutrition Program checks, and RKCAA's Kenosha Senior Veggie Vouchers.
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EBT/SNAP Program

K-HIP participating organizations promote the availability of using SNAP/EBT at the HarborMarket and Kenosha Public Market to purchase fresh produce and other eligible items. Through their Double Bucks program participants and families who receive SNAP benefits were able double their FoodShare dollars and get more local, fresh, healthy veggies, plants that grow food, and locally raised foods!

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Building Relationships

An early and ongoing success of the project is increasing the number of farmers who accept WIC farmer Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks and the Kenosha Senior Veggie Vouchers at local farmer markets and food stands.

Community Partnerships:

Virtual nutrition education classes are available through Racine/Kenosha FoodWise, UW-Madison Division of Extension

 

Community Partnerships

For more information, contact:

Nicole Leipski, FoodWIse Educator at [email protected]

or

Totsie Sieren, FoodWIse Educator at [email protected]

 

 

 

Check Back

 

 

     Check back in 2021 for opportunities for virtual and in-person cooking classes.

 

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