Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Prescriptions for Vegetables?

That's right!  Doctors in New York are writing prescriptions for vegetables for high-risk, low-income patients.

You can watch a short news clip here: Fox NY

This makes my heart hurt a little because it shows just how many people do not have access to, the knowledge of, or the money for fresh food.

However, I love this idea because:
  1. It helps put fresh food in the hands of those who need it most
  2. It supports health
  3. It provides food AND nutritional education 
  4. It supports local farmers
  5. It's financially supported by a non-profit (Wholesome Wave) so people can't complain
What do you think of this program?

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