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EL PASO COUNTY HEALTHY FOOD FINANCING INITIATIVE PROGRAM GUIDELINES

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What is healthy food?
For the purposes of Healthy Food Financing Initiative projects, healthy food includes a wide range of nutritious products such as fruits, vegetables, high-quality proteins, some dairy products, and other whole foods such as nuts, seeds, legumes, and grains. Healthy foods may be fresh, frozen, dried or canned.

What are the areas with greatest need?
The red areas in the interactive map below are high-priority areas for Healthy Food Financing Initiative projects, though projects located outside of the areas with greatest need will also be considered.

 

AREAS WITH GREATEST NEED: The areas with greatest need in El Paso County will be determined by the Food for Every Child report published in 2017 by the Center for Community Health Impact at the El Paso campus of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHeatlh Houston) (previously Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living) and The Food Trust. The areas with greatest need for more supermarkets and other healthy food retail outlets are areas with low supermarket sales, low income, and high incidences of diet-related deaths.

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Questions about your project and whether it meets the program guidelines?
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Center for Community Health Impact at the El Paso campus of UTHealth Houston at 915-975-8527.