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News & Views: A Spoon Full of Broccoli Is the Medicine
Posted on November 22, 2013 by Katherine Malanson | Categories: MD Lesson3-1, Metabolic Disease, News | | Add comment |

While most doctors’ prescriptions tend to be for drugs, doctors in NYC are starting to write prescriptions for fresh fruits and veggies. The program connects low income patients with local farmer’s markets. The idea being that people fill prescriptions for drugs, why not prescribe healthy food. The program seems to be helping – 38% of participants saw a decreased BMI after participating. Read more at NPR’s coverage: No Bitter Pill: Doctors Prescribe Fruits and Veggies