Community Food Systems

Fresh Prescription

Fresh Prescription is a fruit and vegetable prescription program that brings together the healthcare system and the food system, fostering innovative relationships to build a healthy sustainable food system in Detroit. This promising approach to a healthier food system connects patients to fresh, locally-grown produce while providing direct economic benefits to small and midsize farmers.  Learn More Here >>


First Food Program

The Ecology Center’s First Food program fosters a reciprocal relationship with maternal and infant health providers, breastfeeding advocates, and others in Detroit to champion a healthy, sustainable food system that increases healthy food access for families and promotes breast milk as the ideal first food for babies.

To protect babies and breast milk, we work to minimize the use of pesticides and the unnecessary use of antibiotics, as well as our use of toxic chemicals that contaminate our food system. Learn More Here >>

Detroit Food & Fitness Collaborative: Healthcare Work Group

The Ecology Center is partnering with the Detroit Food and Fitness Collaborative to launch a new DFFC Health Care Work Group in 2015, as a way to engage health care providers and health care sites in Detroit in the work of creating a healthier food system, The Health Care Work Group will focus on supporting the development of the Fresh Prescription network and developing new projects that further DFFC's goals to improve access to and consumption of fresh, healthy, affordable food in Detroit. 

Published on December 15, 2014

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