The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program began the spring of 2015, and now has been implemented in 5 clinics in Sioux City. This program provides fresh, locally grown food to individuals with chronic illness, and those that may have low access to groceries store. Individuals with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and/or weight issues qualify to receive a fruit and vegetable prescription. Once patients receive the prescription, it is redeemed at the clinic before leaving. Each prescription recipient receives information on Iowa Farm Fresh Products, My Plate recommended serving size and daily amounts for a healthy diet.
For more information about Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program and/or would like to start this program in a Health Care facility, please contact Becky Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org.