verywell health ‘Food Is Medicine’: When Fruits and Vegetables Become Part of a Prescription

“Food is medicine” is now at the forefront of the federal strategy to end hunger and reduce diet-related diseases. This concept of medical care, also known as “food as medicine,” involves tailoring meals to a patient’s medical needs.

Food therapy has long been an important component of Traditional Chinese Medicine.1 However, using food as medicine is still an emerging concept in Western medicine, and many U.S. health experts are supportive of the government’s efforts in advancing this initiative.

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