Food Is Medicine Movement—Key Actions Inside and Outside the Government

8/10/2023 – The food is medicine (FIM) movement has grown dramatically in the past few years. Interest is largely driven by a desire to address the persistent and expensive problem of poor health arising from poor nutrition, which costs the US economy $1.1 trillion each year and is a leading cause of mortality.1 Although no single definition exists, FIM generally refers to food and nutrition programs that are tied to the provision of health care and intended to prevent or treat diet-related diseases. Core interventions include medically tailored meals (MTMs) that are personalized for specific health conditions2,3 and produce prescription programs in which health care organizations or insurance plans offer benefits to purchase fruits and vegetables.4

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