CMS change could slow the crucial growth of ‘food as medicine’

Sometimes, an apple a day really is just what the doctor ordered.

And for the past several years, organizations like About Fresh, the Boston-based nonprofit where I work, have been developing tools to make such produce prescriptions possible for those who can’t afford the fresh fruits and vegetables they need. Since January 2021, we have enrolled more than 4,101 Medicaid members in our Fresh Connect produce prescription program, and to date they have spent nearly $2.8 million on the fresh fruit and vegetables they need to be healthy.

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