Plate It Up! Kentucky ProudMajor Program


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with Local Stakeholders.



of Multistate Efforts.


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of Volunteers Engaged.

Program Indicators


Number of vendors reporting increased sales at markets where Plate it up! Kentucky Proud recipes are tasted or recipe cards distributed



Number of individuals more likely to buy a Kentucky fruit or vegetable as a result of receiving a Plate It Up! Kentucky Proud recipe card or sampling a recipe



Number of individuals who reported an increase in their fruit and/or vegetable consumption as a result of participating in a Plate it up! Kentucky Proud program



Dollar value of vendor-reported increased sales associated with Plate it up! Kentucky Proud recipes tasted or cards distributed



Number of individuals who indicated that they purchased the fruits and vegetables featured on the Plate It Up! Kentucky Proud recipe card



Plate It Up Kentucky Proud Across the Commonwealth

With the increasing trends of chronic disease and obesity in Kentucky, individuals, families, and communities need tools and strategies to support healthy and active lifestyle choices. 1/5 of Barren County residents report being in poor-fair health (County Health Rankings and Roadmaps 2017); 16% of Barren County Adults have diabetes and almost half (45%) have hypertension (Kentucky Health Facts). The Family and Consumer Sciences Agent set out to reach diverse audiences to help combat chronic dis...

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Plate It Up Kentucky Proud Across the Commonwealth

Stories Behind the Numbers

  • Plate it Up Kentucky Proud

    According to the 5-A-Day program developed and promoted by the USDA, citizens are encouraged to increase fruit and vegetable consumption to 5-9 servings daily. Although community members may underst... Read More

  • Facebook Live Cooking Demos

    During the pandemic Spencer County Extension Agents have had to pivot their programing, much like everyone else, to online platforms. This is so that we can still reach much needed audiences. Every We... Read More

  • Trimble County Recipe Club

    Research is clear that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help protect against several chronic diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. Nationwide, it is esti... Read More

  • Farmers to Families Program

    On September 17, 2020, Nicholas County received a shipment of over $70,000 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables from Marion Specialty foods to be distributed throughout the community funded by the USD... Read More

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