Pediatric produce prescription initiatives in the U.S.: a scoping review


  • This work offers a summary of programmatic outcomes including retention, redemption, incentives, nutrition education, study design and quality limitations to help inform future work.
  • We found positive impacts of pediatric produce prescriptions (PRx) on FI, F/V consumption, and nutritional knowledge and culinary skills.
  • More high-quality, rigorous studies are needed to understand the best delivery and design of PRx and their impact on child behavior and health outcomes.
  • This work provides support for the need for rigorous studies and the potential for PRx to play a role in multi-pronged strategies that address pediatric FI and diet-related disease.

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