The Muscogee Nation will develop a “produce prescription” program with federal funding.
The Indian Health Service granted the Muscogee Nation $500,000 to reduce food insecurity and improve health through the program. It will increase access to fresh vegetables, fruit and traditional foods for people living in the Muscogee Nation.
Utilizing the idea that food can be medicine, healthcare providers can prescribe patients free or lower-cost produce. That increased access to fresh foods can be a treatment for people who are food insecure or have diet-related health conditions.
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