VA testing ‘Food is Medicine’ produce prescription program

6/20/2024 –

“Food is Medicine” is a produce prescription program being tested by Michael E. DeBakey VA Michael E. DeBakey VA in Houston, Texas.

In addition to $100 on a special debit card to purchase fresh produce, veteran participants also receive nutrition education and ongoing coaching.

Army veteran Herman Johnson struggled with his weight for years. His health suffered, his mobility suffered and even his relationships suffered. But last year, his life began to change when he enrolled in a VA pilot program aimed at increasing healthy food access and improving health outcomes for veterans.

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