In 2016, WWG added two new sites to the Fruit & Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) Program, continuing the pilot initiative at Harrisburg Family Healthcare Clinic in Augusta and expanding the Program to Grady Memorial Hospital and Good Samaritan Health Center in Atlanta. Across the three sites, WWG enrolled 120 program participants to affect their entire household—a total of 387 individuals who improved their healthy eating habits. Of those households, 78.3% were considered food-insecure with a household income of less than $25,000 per year. Participants reported an average increase of 0.5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Participants also reported a 12% increase in their knowledge of where to buy and a 32% increase in how to prepare fruits and vegetables for their families. The average BMI among FVRx Program participants decreased slightly over the course of the program from 35.9 kg/m2 at baseline to 35.5 kg/m2 at follow-up. Click here to read our full 2016 Evaluation Report.
In 2017, the program continues its expansion by reaching the Athens Nurses Clinic and Morehouse School of Medicine, as well as a second site at Grady Memorial Hospital.