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With 11% of Washington state households reporting food insecurity, innovative methods to increase access to healthful foods are needed. Fruit and vegetable prescription programs are a novel approach for health care systems to simultaneously address food insecurity and chronic disease prevention and management among low-income patients. Two experts in fruit and vegetable prescription (Rx) program delivery and measurement will share how to successfully work across public and private sectors, and will present a case study of implementation and evaluation by dietitians at a large multi-clinic medical center. Results over three years using three different Rx modalities will be discussed—Rx redeemed at farmers markets, Rx redeemed at large-chain supermarkets and ethnic grocery stores, and Rx filled on-site at the medical center clinic for a bag of organic produce. The presenters will engage the audience through polling, and case study formats for an informative presentation.
CPE Level: 2 - Intermediate
Learning Need Codes: 4070, 4080, 9020
- 12.1.2 Leads or participates in the development of food, nutrition and health policies.
- 6.1.9 Interprets data to formulate judgments, conclusions and reports.
- 7.2.3 Communicates the role of sustainable food practices and food insecurities for populations.
- Outline necessary steps to implement a fruit and vegetable prescription program
- Describe how to partner across public and private sectors to achieve food insecurity program success
- Detail necessary attributes of a data management system at both government and clinic site levels
- Alyssa Auvinen, BS
- Benjamin Atkinson, MS, RD, CD