Health District Recognizes 2Nd Food Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

24 October, 2012

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District and its partners recognize the second annual Food Day, Oct. 24. Food Day is an opportunity for communities to help promote safer, healthier diets, reduce hunger and change how people think about, produce, and consume food in America.

The health district’s office of chronic disease prevention and health promotion has worked with several farmers’ markets to provide resources, training and technical assistance so they can accept electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Both programs allow families to use their benefits so they can access fresh, locally grown produce. Many vendors also accept credit and debit cards. For more information, visit www.ChangeOurCommunityClarkCounty.org or the Get Healthy Clark County site, www.GetHealthyClarkCounty.org.

SNAP benefits are accepted at the following farmers’ market locations.

Las Vegas Farmers Markets

Bruce Trent Park
1600 N. Rampart
Wednesdays, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (winter hours 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.)

Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs
9100 Tule Springs Rd.
1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Gardens Park
10401 Gardens Park Drive
Tuesdays, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (winter hours 2 p.m.- 6 p.m.)

Fresh 52 Markets

Sansone Park Place
9480 S. Eastern Ave.
Sundays, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tivoli Village
302 S. Rampart
Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Town Square at Whole Foods
6689 Las Vegas Blvd.
Fridays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Individual vendors who now accept SNAP benefits and EBT cards include:

Cowboy Trail Farms
6650 Cowboy Trail
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – noon

Thursdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Springs Preserve Farmers’ Market

Van Dyke Farms
Various booths at different locations including Las Vegas Farmers’ Markets and Springs Preserve.

Updated information about the Southern Nevada Health District can be found on Facebook www.facebook.com/SouthernNevadaHealthDistrict, on YouTube www.youtube.com/SNHealthDistrict or Twitter www.twitter.com/SNHDinfo The health district is now available in Spanish on Twitter www.twitter.com/TuSNHD. Don’t have a Twitter account? Follow the health district on your phone by texting “follow SNHDinfo” to 40404.

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Access information about the Southern Nevada Health District on its website: www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SouthernNevadaHealthDistrict, YouTube: www.youtube.com/SNHealthDistrict, Twitter: www.twitter.com/SNHDinfo, and Instagram: www.instagram.com/southernnevadahealthdistrict/. The Health District is available in Spanish on Twitter: www.twitter.com/TuSNHD.  Additional information and data can be accessed through the Healthy Southern Nevada website: www.HealthySouthernNevada.org.