The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston has been chosen as one of two sites nationwide to pilot a Food is Medicine Program aimed at improving the quality of life for Veterans living with or at risk of diet-related health conditions.
This week the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and The Rockefeller Foundation announced the two pilot sites in a new partnership to expand Food is Medicine programs, from medically tailored meals to produce prescription programs, at key VA health care facilities across the country.
VA and The Rockefeller Foundation will support a produce prescription program called Fresh Connect at VA health care systems in Houston and Salt Lake City. Veteran participants will receive $100 per month for fresh produce and receive nutrition education and ongoing coaching from VA registered dietitian nutritionists.
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