The idea, according to IFPA’s recent report A Fruit and Vegetable Moonshot, which was issued in preparation for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, to be held in September, is to “embed produce prescriptions as a covered benefit within the health system.”
The concept of food as medicine is hardly new, going back to the Greek physician Hippocrates in the fifth century BC. And just about everyone has had some nutritional advice (and probably scolding) from their doctor. But there is some novelty in having produce as a designated benefit in the typical healthcare plan.
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