Fruit and Vegetable Prescription®
Remember the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”?
For some families going to the doctor for diet-related illnesses like Type 2 diabetes, having a low income, and lack of easy access or transportation to farmers markets keeps healthy food like apples out of reach.
The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program (FVRx) connects healthcare providers, farmers markets and families with diet-related illnesses, by providing the access, support, and funding needed to increase fruit and vegetable consumption. In 2016, Wholesome Wave Georgia is participating in Wholesome Wave's FVRx national network to implement the program with the Harrisburg Family Healthcare Clinic and Veggie Truck Farmers Market in Augusta, GA and with Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA.