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    Community and Worksite Wellness Program
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    P.O. Box 149347 Austin, Texas 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, T-406
    Austin, TX 78756

    Phone: (512) 776-7111
    Fax: (512) 458-7618


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Farm to Work Initiative

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Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention Program
Vegetable bin
Mom and baby with apple
Basket of vegetables

Farm to Work is a DSHS employee wellness program that provides employees with the opportunity to receive a fresh basket of local produce delivered to the worksite every week.  Each basket contains fresh produce from a local farm, Farm to Work bagand employees can order as often or as seldom as they like.

You can learn more by downloading the How it Works (PDF, 141.4 KB) and FAQ (PDF, 282.5 KB) pages.  The coordination with the farmer is being done by the Sustainable Food Center, a non-profit organization that Cover of Farm to Work Toolkitpromotes healthy communities through healthy eating.

Worksites interested in learning more about Farm to Work can download the Farm to Work Toolkit (PDF, 2.2 MB) (and also the Farm to Work Toolkit Supplement, PDF, 2.2 MB), which compiles all the tools, sample documents, and other resources that were developed to successfully implement Farm to Work at the Texas Department of State Health Services. Farm to Work is recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Center for Training and Research Translation as a model program for other states to implement. Visit the Center TRT website to learn more. 

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to people with disabilities.

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Last updated November 12, 2012