F2S can come home too! Here are some great resources for families to access fresh produce and continue promoting good nutrition at home! Check back often as this list will be updated periodically.
Community Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
This is a federal nutrition assistance program that provides low-income, elderly individuals with a monthly box of food. The box does not contain a complete diet but provides nutrients typically lacking in the diets of the elderly population. It includes a variety of foods, such as cheese; nonfat dry and Ultra High Temperature (UHT) milk; juice; oats and ready-to-eat cereal; rice and pasta; peanut butter; dry beans or peas; canned meat, poultry, or fish; and canned fruits and vegetables. All of Ohio’s 88 counties participate in CSFP. To learn more, review this map and call you county representative.
Ohio Produce Availability Chart
Want to know the seasonal availability of local vegetables, fruits and herbs? This PDF chart offers a detailed listing by month.
Local Food & Health Resources
These are community resources aim to improve healthy food access.
BOKS Program Information
BOKS is a physical activity program designed to reverse this public health crisis by getting kids active and establishing a lifelong commitment to health and fitness. Built on the science and research documented in the book, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, BOKS provides free physical activity curriculum, training and support to communities looking to establish and maintain impactful fitness and nutrition programs serving the whole child.
Utilize the BOKS Program to get active! For more information on the FREE BOKS Program, contact Ally at Allyson.Dedrick@bokskids.org.