Healthy Eating

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Healthy eating plays an important role in preventing chronic diseases like heart disease, obesity, diabetes, stroke, and some cancers. Eating right helps us feel better and gives us the energy to carry out our daily activities. Healthy eating takes a little bit of planning and maybe changing some habits, but the results will give you and your family a lifetime of health benefits. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has created ChooseMyPlate.gov to make it easier to eat right and improve your health.

Learn more about local resources available to support healthy eating:

Fare for All
Learn how you can save up to 40% off fresh fruits and vegetables, and frozen meats.

Farmers' Markets and Community Gardens
Find out where you can obtain healthy foods grown in Carver County and Minnesota. 

Food Assistance in Carver County (Spanish)
This guide includes information about food resources and assistance programs in Carver County.

Food Shelves
Food support for residents in need.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Helps low-income residents gain access to healthy foods.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
A USDA nutrition program that helps keep eligible women, infants and children healthy. 

CAP Agency Senior Nutrition Services                                                                                                                                                           Focuses on the well‐being of older adults in the communities of Scott, Carver and Dakota Counties with well‐balanced nutritious meals, wellness education and connection to needed services.