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New project pilots produce prescriptions

- Analysis
Talk about produce prescriptions is widespread in the industry at present, based on hopes that they will help Americans’ embarrassing nutrition problems as well as low per-capita produce consumption.

IFPA releases produce prescriptions video for medical community

- General News
At its annual Washington Conference September 14, the International Fresh Produce Association released a video it’s using for the medical community explaining and promoting fresh produce prescriptions.

Another study highlights benefits of produce prescriptions

- General News
Just in time for “National Fruits and Veggies Month,” a new study on the health benefits of produce prescriptions was published.

Produce prescriptions work

- Analysis
Produce “prescriptions,” which provide vouchers to low-income people for purchasing fruits and vegetables, work, according to a new study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Fresh Connect partnership expands food prescription platform in retail

- General News
Today, About Fresh, a Boston based nonprofit committed to expanding access to high-quality, fresh food vital to people's health, wellbeing, and culture, announced a new agreement with FIS, the global leader in financial services technology, to strengthen their proprietary Fresh Connect food prescription platform.

Produce Prescriptions: If not now, when?

- Analysis
Despite their short history, the reality is produce prescriptions (PRx) – while not yet widespread – are already here, rooted in evidence, and represent an opportunity to grow fruit and vegetable consumption in ways we have not fully capitalized on yet.

Food as medicine: present and future

- Analysis
I doubt that the produce prescriptions idea, however well-intentioned, is likely to have much effect on fresh produce sales or consumption.

USDA invests $59MM in GusNIP Produce Prescriptions

- General News
USDA today announced an investment of $59.4 million to support the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program’s (GusNIP) Produce Prescription and Nutrition Incentive programs designed to encourage families and individuals to eat more healthfully by increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

USDA invests $8MM in GusNIP Produce Prescription Program

- General News
USDA today announced the availability of nearly $8 million to support the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) Produce Prescription Program.

Why Giant is filling produce “prescriptions”

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“Let food be thy medicine” is truly ancient advice. That quote comes from Hippocrates, circa 400 B.C.