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Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Nutrition Program to Pilot Shop 'N Eat Initiative

Annapolis, MD (April 5, 2017) - The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, Nutrition Program will pilot the new Shop'N Eat program (Subsidizing Healthy-food Options Plus Nutrition Education and Training). This is a new pilot program to educate and provide opportunities for Anne Arundel County's older adults to develop healthy eating habits through the use of subsidized grocery cash cards. 
Participants must be 60 years of age or older and show proof of Anne Arundel County residency to be eligible for the grocery cash cards. An application must be completed and nutrition education is required. Some exclusions include: alcohol mixers, tobacco products, personal care items, pet and household items. Grocery cash cards can be purchased in $10 increments and the amount spent will be matched by the program. See examples below:
$10 cost = $20 Value cash card
$20 cost = $40 Value cash card
$30 cost = $60 Value cash card
$40 cost = $80 Value cash card
$50 cost = $100 Value cash card
Shop'N Eat cash cards will be distributed on a monthly basis for the pilot period from April through June 2017. They may be picked up at any of the seven senior activity centers throughout Anne Arundel County. Applicants must apply in person according to the schedule below.
Presentations about the program will be led by Nicole Becerra, Nutrition Program Coordinator at each of the senior activity centers during the month of April. Cards will be available for purchase at that time. The schedule is as follows:
Brooklyn Park
202 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park MD 
April 4th 11:00am-1:00pm
Annapolis 119 South Villa Avenue
Annapolis MD 
April 5th 10:00am-1:00pm
Pasadena 4103 Mountain Road
Pasadena MD 
April 7th 10:00am-1:00pm
Arnold 44 Church Road
Arnold, MD 
April 10th 10:00am-1:00pm
South County 27 Stepneys Lane
Edgewater, MD 
April 11th 10:00am-1:00pm
Pascal 125 Dorsey Road
Geln Burnie, MD 
April 12th 10:00am-1:00pm
O'Malley 1275 Odenton Road
Odenton, MD 
April 13th 10:00am-1:00pm
For more information, contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, Nutrition Program at 410-222-0282 or refer to the website .  Anyone needing accommodations may call this number at least 7 days in advance of the presentation.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relays 7-1-1.  All materials are available in alternative formats upon request.
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