Fresh Food By Prescription: This Health Care Firm Is Trimming Costs — And Waistlines | NPR
Many households we serve include people coping with a chronic disease that is impacted by their diet. The cycle of food insecurity and chronic disease begins when an individual or family cannot afford enough nutritious food. The combination of stress and poor nutrition can make disease management even more challenging. To combat this issue, Geisinger Health System's in central Pennsylvania opened a new food pharmacy located on the grounds of a hospital. Over the past year, patients with Type 2 diabetes have been participating in a pilot program aimed at getting them to change their diets and lose weight by receiving free healthy groceries every week. Read the Article »
Delaware pediatricians now screen for hunger | The News Journal
As we see in our work, identifying when a child is struggling with hunger often falls on unexpected shoulders such as teachers, peers or caretakers. Physicians at a Delaware pediatric health care practice are putting themselves on the front lines of ending hunger by simply asking the right questions. Along with general medical inquiries about vaccines and other health problems, many family doctors and pediatricians now screen for a larger issue by asking one simple, direct question: Do you have enough to eat? Read the Article »
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