Produce donations are at a seasonal low at the York County Food Bank in York City, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Dawn J. Sagert photo (Photo: The York Dispatch)
York City is partnering with York Fresh Food Farms to give residents access to nutritional education and health screenings free of charge.
The city’s Bureau of Health announced the partnership program on Monday. The summer-long program will offer weekly nutrition classes, health screenings and redeemable coupons for participation.
By attending health classes, participants will be given “Heart Bucks” that are worth $4. Those coupons can be redeemed at participating mobile markets for fresh produce.
Attendees are also able to receive free blood pressure and Body Mass Index screenings offered on location courtesy of York College.
The program is inspired by Heart Smarts, a nutrition program