The UT Ag Extension workplace promotes wholesome meals decisions

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WVLT) – According to the US Department of Agriculture, one in seven people from Tennessee does not have access to nutritious food. Shop Smart TN is a partnership between UT, UT Extension and stores working to make healthier food easier to find. They share fun recipes, suggest healthier options, and give cooking tips.

Stephanie Maples of the UT Extension Office in Cocke County visits convenience stores that offer healthy recipes and healthier options for people. Maples says she succeeds sometimes, but it feels good when she can help.

“Most people stop in a supermarket two or three times a day. It makes a difference that I get a handful of people to choose different foods, ”said Maples.

Maples distributes small gifts and recipe cards to customers.

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