Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program Grant Awards Announced

USDA invested $59.4 million to support the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program‘s (GusNIP) Produce Prescription and Nutrition Incentive programs. GusNIP programs strive to improve dietary health through increased consumption of fresh produce, improve individual and household food security, and reduce health care use and associated costs. GusNIP Nutrition Incentive programs provide incentives at the point of purchase among income-eligible consumers participating in USDA’s SNAP and income-eligible consumers participating in other USDA nutrition assistance programs. Eight Nutrition Incentive programs received funding. Produce Prescriptions leverage medical assistance programs to provide “prescriptions” from a health care provider for fresh fruits and vegetables. Forty-three of these projects were awarded funding.