BRINGING FRESH FOOD TO YOUR SETTING

Fruits and vegetables are healthy and taste great. Grocery stores provide one option for purchasing produce, however many of us are looking for ways to buy locally grown produce in other convenient settings. The Pee Dee FoodHub can help anyone who would like to obtain locally grown fruits and vegetables, eggs, and specialty foods.  Produce will be delivered to their worksite, place of worship, neighborhood or any gathering place through partnership with various local growers.

A diet high in fat and cholesterol increases the risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.  In 2009, approximately four out of five adults in South Carolina, 82.6 percent, did not eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, which is higher than the nationwide prevalence rate of 76.6 percent.

Eating fruits and vegetables is one of the most positive health habits adults and children can have. Unfortunately, less than one in five South Carolinians eat five or more servings a day of fruits and vegetables. We are working to change that. Click the links below to find out more about our specific efforts.

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