Eating regular well-balanced meals with lots of fruits and vegetables is vital to staying healthy. Good nutrition helps reduce risk and manage diseases such as heart disease, some types of cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis.
Many community resources help people with disabilities and older adults eat healthy food. They also provide information about nutrition and aging. Some community programs include:
Washington State has an incredible network of farm stands and farmers’ markets. Find fresh produce in your community.
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides a means for low-income seniors to purchase fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs at local farmers markets and farm stands: