Fruit and Vegetable Prescription® (FVRx®) Program
Remember the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”?
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For some families, a low income and lack of easy access or transportation to farmers markets keeps healthy food like apples out of reach. Access to nutritionally sound foods is integral to your overall health and increased access has been shown to help decrease obesity, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and stroke.
The Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program promotes affordable access to fruits and vegetables and healthy eating in under-served communities through partnerships with healthcare providers, community organizations and fresh produce retailers. Through the program, healthcare providers give families innovative prescriptions that can be spent on fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets.
How Does the Program Work?
The FVRx Program is a proven evidence-based model of preventative healthcare with a demonstrated impact, resulting in healthier communities, food systems, and local economies. Click here to read more about the impact of the program in our annual FVRx Program evaluation reports.