WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier this week, our industry’s own Cathy Burns took the stage at the Agri-Pulse 2023 Food & Ag Policy Summit. The Chief Executive Officer of the International Fresh Produce Association discussed food as medicine and produce prescriptions at the event.
“Eighty percent of healthcare dollars in this country are allocated to preventable chronic disease, yet nine out of 10 Americans don’t meet the government’s own recommendations for fruit and vegetable consumption,” said Burns. “There is a clear and significant role for food interventions in the healthcare system. The time to act is now because if we don’t change the trajectory of how this next generation eats, they will be the first generation that doesn’t live as long as its parents.”
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