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Hy-Vee launches health and wellness benefits program

- Retail
Hy-Vee, Inc. and Soda Health announce today the launch of a new Smart Benefits program that allows recipients to receive personalized health and wellness benefits at all Hy-Vee locations across the retailer's eight-state region.

CHOP5 Salad Kitchen secures growth capital program

- General News
Conscious Capital Growth has partnered with CHOP5 Salad Kitchen, an emerging franchise, to provide access to its business growth platform

Medline enhances access to fresh produce

- General News
Medline announces provisions enabling Medicare and Medicaid organizations to offer fresh produce as an added supplemental benefit.

Kaiser Permanente to study expanded food access with Instacart

- General News
Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest integrated, nonprofit health care provider, and Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, have announced a collaboration to study the impact of convenient access to nutritious food on health outcomes.

Bayer and Kroger partner to boost rural health access

- Retail
Bayer, one of the country’s largest life-sciences companies, announced today its campaign to remind rural America to “Take Care, Now” and help alleviate care deserts in rural America, areas significantly impacted by both food insecurity and limited access to healthcare.

End food stamps for junk food

- Analysis
President Biden’s recently announced goal of ending hunger in America by 2030 is certainly a worthy and admirable objective.

FDA plans to redefine ‘healthy’ food

- General News
The Food and Drug Administration proposes to update the definition for food to claim it is “healthy” to be consistent with federal dietary guidelines.

IFPA VP to emcee Food as Medicine Summit

- General News
International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) Vice President of Nutrition & Health, Mollie Van Lieu, has been announced as the emcee for the Food as Medicine Summit in Chicago from May 25-26.

NourishedRx raises $6MM for food-for-health platform

- General News
NourishedRx, a digital health company founded with the support of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, today announced it has raised $6 million in seed funding.

Healthcare group partners Farmbox to provide weekly produce deliveries

- General News
InComm Payments, a leading global payments technology company, today announced it has partnered with Farmbox Direct to enable InComm Healthcare's health plan partners to offer weekly produce delivery options to their members through the FarmboxRx program.