Boston Business Journal
June 26, 2014
Imagine that you are a diabetic. Except you can’t speak English, don’t read, and don’t have any food in the cupboard. It’s a scenario likely to end in an emergency room visit, and is a predicament that Massachusetts-based Community Servings, and more recently Harvard Law’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, is seeking to alleviate. The two organizations have partnered together in a recently released study to prove why food is medicine, and to encourage insurance providers and hospitals to help pay for medically tailored meals.