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Promising Approaches: A Presentation about Food Prescription Programs (February 5, 2013) Detroit

Promising Approaches: A Presentation about Food Prescriptions

Ecology Center hosted a learning session on a promising approach to addressing obesity and chronic diseases in Detroit on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 with partners from the Washtenaw Health Department Prescription for Health Program. Nearly 40 individuals attended to learn about this fascinating obesity prevention approach.


For more information, contact Kathryn Savoie, Detroit Community Health Director, Ecology Center at or (313)733-0039.


About the presentation:
While health providers might advise a healthier diet, many patients face a challenge of finding healthier, affordable foods. Through innovative 'food prescription' partnerships, patients have greater access and affordability to healthy, fresher foods. The program links health care delivery with a food system approach that benefit patients, farmers and providers - patients receive nutrition education and coupons for fruits and vegetables and farmers have an expanded or consistent customer base.