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Indiana WIC launches mobile app to help clients

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A new app has been launched for the Indiana Women, Infants and Children program that will make it easier for clients to access nutritious food and other health benefits. “We are excited to see that WIC clients within our seven-county pilot downloaded the app more than 1,000 times in the […]

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Committee talks making fresh food more accessible in “food deserts”

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Robin Shackleford, D-Indianapolis, proposed an amendment Tuesday to a bill that might offer some relief to areas suffering from food deserts. A food desert is an area lacking convenient access to grocery stores or food markets that carry milk and fresh fruits and vegetables. People living in so-called […]

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Not everything at the fair starts with “deep-fried”

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Fairgoers usually show up for the fried delicacies and high calorie foods but the State Fair tries caters to everyone, including those looking for healthier options than a deep fried doughnut burger. It might be difficult to surpass the deep fried Oreos and funnel cakes but surrounded by these unhealthy […]