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Food Is Medicine Update

Diet-related chronic diseases The global epidemic of diet-related chronic diseases, coupled with the increasing awareness that many people face major obstacles in acquiring healthy foods, prompted increased attention to food is medicine (FIM). This term refers to the provision of healthy foods to prevent, manage, or treat diet-related chronic diseases in conjunction  with health professionals.…

Can Food Prescriptions Improve Diet and Health?

What are food prescriptions? Physicians write prescriptions for medications to help cure illnesses. Recently, doctors and other health professionals have begun writing food prescriptions to encourage people, particularly those in limited financial means, to buy and eat healthy foods. The Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program in the US Department of Agriculture supports projects that…