May 2nd, 2017
Our modern health-care system has often treated nutrition like a second-string player, and it’s up to us to “eat right.” Recently, however, doctors have begun looking to local farms and food banks to help provide those healthy fruits and vegetables we’re supposed to be eating, even writing prescriptions for them. These types of programs are soon to debut in Athens.
The Athens Farmers Market, Athens Nurses Clinic and UGA Snap-Ed are collaborating to launch a Fruit and Vegetable Prescription program, FVRx for short. The program, which is sponsored by Wholesome Wave, seeks to help low-income members of the community access the nutritious produce typically recommended to decrease risk of disease.
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