Monday, August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016: Fresh Bucks Rx – A Prescription for Farm Fresh Healthy Food for Low Income Patients
A new federally funded pilot program, "Fresh Bucks Rx," allows medical providers to write a prescription for fruits and veggies from farmer's markets. The pilot was launched by the City of Seattle, Harborview Medical Center and Odessa Brown Children's Clinic along with Seattle and King County farmers markets. The program is aimed at improving health outcomes for low-income patients with diet-related disease. An estimated one in seven Americans experiences food insecurity or the inability to access healthy food on a chronic or intermittent basis. Martha Baskin checked in with providers to bring us this story.