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Fight Lead with Healthy Foods

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USDA recently teamed with local, state and federal partners in Michigan to share with Flint residents healthy eating habits that can mitigate lead absorption in the body. Consuming foods high in calcium, iron and Vitamin C – and keeping their stomachs full – can reduce lead levels. Michigan’s Fair Food Network contributed $750,000 in Double Up Bucks to help local residents purchase up to $1.5 million of fruits and vegetables at farmers markets and grocery stores.

Page updated: March 02, 2022