Produce Prescription Programs Offer ‘A Holistic Approach’ to Addressing Rural Food Insecurity and Diet-Related Disease

1/24/2024 – In many ways, the Stop N Shop in Leland, Mississippi, is no different from thousands of other small-town grocery stores across America. Walk a quick lap around the perimeter and you’ll pass by a modest selection of produce, meats, dairy products, and frozen foods. Wander down an aisle and you’ll likely encounter a few neighbors small-talking, surrounded by shelf-stable processed foods with ingredient lists that seem to have been written in some complicated alien language. At the register, however, a small group of local shoppers enjoys an uncommon perk: their fresh fruits and vegetables are free.

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