NYC Doctors Are Now Prescribing Fruits And Veggies

nysci:

The new Fruit and Vegetable Prescription program launched at two NYC hospitals this week. Under this new initiative, overweight or obese patients can be prescribed Health Bucks along with nutritional counseling. These Health Bucks, which accrue at $1 per day per family member over a four month period, are redeemable only at NYC farmers markets.

The use of Health Bucks allows for increased access to locally grown fresh food, leading to improved health outcomes for individuals while bringing lasting changes to the local economy.

Patients from the pilot program have already seen dramatic weight loss and other positive changes for themselves and their children. Could this be the default nutritional therapy of the future?

Finally

07/26/13 at 8:11pm
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    This is awesome
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    This is a great way to promote proper nutrition for health, and to make healthy foods more accessible. I think this...
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    Finally
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    Bout time! Love it
  14. pyroflea reblogged this from nysci and added:
    ^^ This is now considered medicine. FRUITS AND FUCKING VEGETABLES. Are people really that wrapped up in synthetic...
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