Posted by Kristen Pufahl
Reposted from Waltham Daily Tribune
Last month, as I perused the vendors at the Somerville Winter Farmers Market, I was filled with excitement about the unexpected bounty winter has provided. The purpose of a farmers market is to increase access to healthy and local foods, but as a registered dietitian who works with people struggling to make ends meet, I know many members of the community who would not be able to shop at this market.
I work for the Nutrition Services program at Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Boston, where we address challenges related to access to healthy foods every day. With the primary goal to improve nutritional health in the community, we provide expert individual counseling, groups, and staff training for people who need to make healthy eating quick, easy, and affordable.