Countless Latino families in Utah face barriers to incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables in their diets. Many members of our community cannot afford expensive fruits and vegetables sold at grocery stores, and lack transportation to local markets where healthy food can be purchased at inexpensive prices. As a result, the Latino community in Utah encounters high rates of hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions related to poor diets.
In an effort to mitigate the pitfalls of poor nutrition, Comunidades Unidas is launching the "¡Viva la Nutrición!" Nutrition & SNAP Enrollment Campaign! It's our goal to sign up as many qualifying community members as we can in the SNAP program, which will give them the opportunity to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, and make sure their families stay healthy! The campaign will last from , and SNAP enrollment services will be provided for free at CU's office (1750 W. Research Way Suite 102 in West Valley City) from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Monday-Thursday.
For more information about the SNAP enrollment campaign, contact Comunidades Unidas' SNAP Enrollment Counselor, Yehemy Zavala at (801) 487-4143.