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Prescriptions for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Help Boost Heart Health
The idea of food as medicine dates back to the ancient Greek doctor Hippocrates, and a new study adds to the evidence that a diet full of fruits and vegetables can help improve heart health. The resea...
Hunger, Food Insecurity Still Higher Than Before Pandemic
Although hunger at the global level stopped rising in 2022, the latest State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report shows that it is still increasing in many places around the world...
Produce Prescription Programs for Patients with Diabetes Could Save Billions in Health Care Costs, Study Shows
A simulation by Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy researchers predicts the clinical and financial benefits of making fruits and vegetables more accessible to food-insecure diabetic...
“Food Is Medicine” Is a Great Step Toward Transforming Our Health
A promising new initiative to move the needle on chronic diseases. “An opportunity to transform how health is experienced in this country.” That’s how Dr. Raj Shah, president of the Rockefeller ...
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Can Food Cure High Medical Bills? Pilot 'Food as Medicine' Programs Aim to Prove Just That.
“Food as medicine” may be coming to a health plan near you. More states are testing Medicaid programs that’ll provide more people with healthy foods and, potentially, lower health care costs. Me...
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“Groundbreaking” Decisions Advance Use of Medicaid Funding for Nutrition
In an effort timed to coincide with the White House’s convening on hunger, nutrition and health, the Department of Health and Human Services recently unveiled “groundbreaking” approvals that pav...
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