Reducing Depression Through Mobile Food Markets

Healthcare-community nutrition programs, such as clinic-based food pantries, medically tailored meal deliveries, and “produce prescription” programs, are known to reduce food insecurity and improve diet quality and chronic conditions, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. And while food insecurity has been linked to depression, no study has evaluated the direct impact of these nutrition interventions on mental health as a primary outcome.

Now, a new study led by a School of Public Health researcher is closing this gap with a new analysis of a monthly onsite mobile food market program run by the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) and eight partnering community health centers (CHCs).

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