NPPC News

4/15/2024 – Today, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (IL) and Representative Chellie Pingree (ME-01) sent a letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough…

2/29/2024 – The Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a virtual workshop series that gathered researchers, government…

2/29/2024  – ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – According to the CDC, only about 12 percent of American adults eat the daily recommended amount of fruit.…

2/28/2024 – WASHINGTON – Some twelve percent of traditional Medicare beneficiaries have heart failure. Roughly a quarter have diabetes. There’s early evidence suggesting that both…

2/27/2024 – Research shows that access to affordable housing and nutritious foods can have a significant impact on a person’s physical and mental health and…

2/27/2024 – Three commitments to improve food security, diet quality, and health outcomes for vulnerable communities, made by UTHealth Houston in partnership with local and national…

2/27/2024 – Highlights “Food is Medicine” interventions integrate food-based treatments into health care systems. Preliminary evidence suggests significant positive impacts of these programs. Clinicians, health…

2/26/2024 – Currently, around 1,475 Medicare Advantage plans provide financial assistance to purchase healthy food mainly in the form of fruits and vegetables. The motivation underlying this…

2/26/2024 – Nutrition has a significant impact on health outcomes for individuals who are pregnant and their infants. Research shows that during pregnancy, diets that…

2/24/2024 – A $3.4 million CDC grant was awarded to the CARE program in New Haven. It’s a collaborative effort between Southern Connecticut State University…

2/23/2024 – Unstructured Abstract Government, health care systems and payers, philanthropic entities, advocacy groups, non-profit organizations, community groups, and for-profit companies are presently making the…

2/22/2024 – MONROE CO., N.Y. — During the past 7 years the FVRx Program has been awarded different grants to sustain its efforts on addressing…

2/19/2024 – A future where doctors prescribe fresh produce is becoming a reality. The National Produce Prescription Collaborative is transforming public health by integrating produce…

2/16/2024 – Abstract Diet-related chronic diseases such as Type II diabetes, cardiometabolic diseases, and cancer are among the leading causes of death in the USA.…

2/15/2024 – New FMI report shows that food companies are leaning in on health-and-wellness strategies. Brands and grocers may be spending a lot of time…

2/15/2024 – The Produce Prescription Program is a partnership between La Red Health Center and Dittmar Family Farms in Felton to bring fresh produce to…

2/15/2024 – Program will provide patients who have diabetes with clinical nutrition care and medically-tailored meals to drive measurable outcomes in HbA1c. Austin, Texas, Feb.…

2/13/2024 – Food as Medicine programs are becoming as ubiquitous as kudzu in the South. With the recent Food as Medicine initiative announced by the US Department…

2/12/2024 – BATON ROUGE, La.—At a biomedical center here, there’s a man scarfing down Frosted Flakes and tater tots while hooked up to an IV.…

2/12/2024 – Followers of the Food is Medicine movement will know that a growing number of private food box companies are working with insurers to…

2/12/2024 – On Sundays, the Rev. Carl Nichols preaches at Big Zion AME Zion Church in little Kenansville on North Carolina’s coastal plain. Tuesdays to…

2/12/2024 – Abstract Background Improving social determinants of health, such as access to nutritious food, is crucial for achieving health equity. Nutrition insecurity, especially during…

2/12/2024 – Abstract Purpose The purpose of this study was to explore a food-insecure, low income, predominantly African American community’s experiences with a produce prescription…

2/5/2024 – Food insecurity is a pervasive and persistent issue in the United States that disproportionately affects families with children and Black, Indigenous, and other…

2/5/2024 – Abstract Cardiometabolic syndrome is unfortunately widely prevalent in medically underserved areas with one possible non-pharmacological solution being food prescriptions from food pharmacies. Food…

2/2/2024 – Foodsmart is rolling out its new program that enables doctors to refer their patients to Foodsmart’s dieticians and healthy eating platform, as well…

2/1/2024 – Abstract Poor nutrition and food insecurity are drivers of poor health, diet-related diseases, and health disparities in the US. State Medicaid Section 1115…

2/1/2024 – Abstract: Food insecurity, for which families are routinely screened at medical visits, has deleterious health consequences. This study sought to understand the lived…

2/1/2024 – Abstract: Purpose. Food insecurity threatens veterans’ health, yet little is known about their experiences seeking food assistance. Thus, we studied veterans’ experiences as…

2/1/2024 – Abstract Purpose of review Poor diet and food insecurity contribute to the dramatic rise in diet-related chronic disease and increasing cost of healthcare.…