Veggies and fruits by prescription - - Jackson, MS

Veggies and fruits by prescription

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Farmer's markets are becoming the local pharmacy of sorts now that doctors are writing prescriptions for vegetables.

Two New York hospitals are the latest to join a national movement allowing doctors to prescribe fruit and vegetables to patients, who then exchange them for reduced cost produce at farmer's markets. The patients must qualify financially, and also get nutrition counseling.

The prescription program is part of a organization called "Wholesome Wave." The program is expanding nationwide, but the latest hospitals to join are Harlem Hospital and Lincoln Medical Center in New York.

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