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What are the top 10 health and wellness initiatives addressing food accessibility and nutrition education in underserved communities?

1. SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) – helps people with low-income learn how to make healthy choices on a budget.

2. WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) – provides eligible low-income women, infants, and children with nutritious food, nutrition education and counseling, and referrals to healthcare.

3. FoodCorps – connects kids to healthy food in school by providing hands-on education, building and tending school gardens, and bringing high-quality local food into school cafeterias.

4. No Kid Hungry – works to end childhood hunger through school breakfast and summer meals programs, policy change, and nutrition education.

5. Community Food Advocates – a NYC-based non-profit that works to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to healthy, affordable food.

6. Cooking Matters – teaches families how to cook healthy meals on a budget through hands-on cooking classes, nutrition education, and recipe sharing.

7. The Food Trust – works with communities across the country to ensure that everyone has access to nutritious food and information to make healthy choices.

8. United States Department of Agriculture – provides nutrition education, meal plans, and healthy food options to underserved communities through programs like MyPlate and the Healthy Food Financing Initiative.

9. The Partnership for a Healthier America – partners with the private sector to create meaningful commitments that promote healthy eating, physical activity, and overall wellness.

10. The National Farm to School Network – connects schools with local farmers to provide students with fresh, healthy food while supporting local agriculture and developing agriculture-based education programs.

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