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United Healthcare to deliver fresh produce to food desert areas

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Mississippi is ranked 49th in the nation for overall health, and more than 35% of Mississippi adults are considered obese, according to the 2015 America’s Health Rankings® report.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Mississippi and Alcorn State University Extension Program are partnering to distribute farm-fresh produce to community residents in food deserts throughout the state. 

 **Desoto County**

 Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
 Southaven (Brown Missionary Baptist Church – Annex)
 742 Stateline Road
 Southaven, Miss., 38671

 **Jackson County**

 Tuesday, July 26, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
 Moss Point (Coastal Family Health)
 4770 Amoco Drive
 Moss Point, Miss., 39563

 **Madison County**

 Wednesday, July 27, 10 a.m. - noon
 Canton (GA Carmichael)
 1668 W Peace Street
 Canton, Miss., 39046

 **Warren County**

 Thursday, July 28, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
 Vicksburg (Shape-Up Sisters)
 3215 Plaza Drive
 Vicksburg, Miss., 39180

Healthy and nutritious food can be difficult to access in some geographical areas. The Farm to Fork Program was developed to address this issue and provide a good start for healthier eating among people who are at risk of obesity, heart disease and certain cancers.

The alliance between Alcorn State University and UnitedHealthcare brings preventive health to the forefront and gives members the option of eating healthy by offering the produce at no cost. Produce is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To learn more about the Community Plan of Mississippi and how to enroll in the CHIP and MississippiCAN programs, visit www.uhccommunityplan.com/ms.

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