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What HIP Means to Nadine

Since the introduction of the Healthy Incentives Program, Nadine has dramatically improved her health and transformed her life. A diabetic, Nadine has lost over 100 pounds in the last three years, and gives full credit to the increased availability of freshly grown produce she receives from the Mill City Grows Mobile Market, which participates in HIP.

"My family would be lost without HIP," says Nadine, who shares her fresh food with her children and has educated them on the benefits of HIP and eating local. "I refuse to get my food from any other place, other than my neighborhood farmers' market," she adds, and says she and her family now crave the variety of fresh vegetables they have access to.

"I hope HIP is something we can rely on year-round," says Nadine. "My family's health depends on it."


For more information about HIP, and the Campaign for HIP Funding, click here.
Thanks to Mill City Grows for writing these stories.