At its annual Washington Conference September 14, the International Fresh Produce Association released a video it’s using for the medical community explaining and promoting fresh produce prescriptions.
Just in time for “National Fruits and Veggies Month,” a new study on the health benefits of produce prescriptions was published.
Produce “prescriptions,” which provide vouchers to low-income people for purchasing fruits and vegetables, work, according to a new study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
Today, About Fresh, a Boston based nonprofit committed to expanding access to high-quality, fresh food vital to people's health, wellbeing, and culture, announced a new agreement with FIS, the global leader in financial services technology, to strengthen their proprietary Fresh Connect food prescription platform.
Despite their short history, the reality is produce prescriptions (PRx) – while not yet widespread – are already here, rooted in evidence, and represent an opportunity to grow fruit and vegetable consumption in ways we have not fully capitalized on yet.
I doubt that the produce prescriptions idea, however well-intentioned, is likely to have much effect on fresh produce sales or consumption.
USDA today announced an investment of $59.4 million to support the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program’s (GusNIP) Produce Prescription and Nutrition Incentive programs designed to encourage families and individuals to eat more healthfully by increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
USDA today announced the availability of nearly $8 million to support the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) Produce Prescription Program.
“Let food be thy medicine” is truly ancient advice. That quote comes from Hippocrates, circa 400 B.C.