In partnership with HealthStreet and UF/IFAS, the Fresh Wagon Mobile Farm Market Employee Wellness Pilot Program was launched in early 2017. Between February and June of this year, the Fresh Wagon visited campus weekly, bringing more than 30 diverse, sustainably grown fruits and vegetables sourced from 10 local farms.
Whenever the Fresh Wagon appeared on campus, HealthStreet community health workers were there to recruit Fresh Wagon customers to the HealthStreet cohort, assess their health needs and concerns, and refer them to appropriate medical and social services and opportunities to participate in research being conducted at UF. HealthStreet also partners with IFAS through the Cooking Matters® program, where UF/IFAS nutrition professionals teach community members how to shop for and prepare delicious, nutritious meals on a limited budget.
The Fresh Wagon has returned with more of its delicious produce and baked goods. Stop by the HPNP/BMS circle to check it out!