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What If Produce Was Treated Like Medicine?

This podcast was originally produced by Heritage Radio Network and published by The Big Food Question on December 20, 2020.


EPISODE SUMMARY

What if produce was treated like medicine and doctors could prescribe healthy food? A growing body of Produce Rx programs allow individuals living with diet-related chronic illnesses to access vouchers for fruits and vegetables. This episode explores the implementation and funding of Produce Rx programs, using DC Greens as a case study. Then we take a look at the big picture questions these programs pose for future nutrition and public health policy, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

EPISODE NOTES

What if produce was treated like medicine and doctors could prescribe healthy food? A growing body of Produce Rx programs allow individuals living with diet-related chronic illnesses to access vouchers for fruits and vegetables. This episode explores the implementation and funding of Produce Rx programs, using DC Greens as a case study. Then we take a look at the big picture questions these programs pose for future nutrition and public health policy, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This episode is part of a three-episode mini-series created in collaboration with The Rockefeller Foundation. To learn more about the Foundation’s Food Initiative and global commitments, visit rockefellerfoundation.org/commitment/food.

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