Colorado County Using Nutrition Incentive Programs to Boost Local Food System and Public Health

National Public Radio featured a story that highlights efforts in Boulder County, Colorado, to improve both soil health and public health. The county offers grants to farmers to improve soil health. It also offers nutrition incentive programs for low-income residents that seek to improve public health and encourages consumers to use those incentives for local food in order to strengthen the food system. The story calls similar nutrition incentive programs that are spreading across the country with the aid of federal funding a “win, win, win” for consumers, farmers, and the economy.