271. Nutrition Prescription: Using Public-Private Partnerships to Develop Novel Food Insecurity Solutions

2019 FNCE Sessions recordings

The session discusses nutrition prescription through polling, and case study formats for an informative presentation.

  • Release Date: October 27, 2019
  • SKU FNCE19271
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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.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 2 - Intermediate
Learning Need Codes: 4070, 4080, 9020

Performance Indicators:

  • 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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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


  • Anne Lund, MPH, RD


  • Alyssa Auvinen, BS
  • Benjamin Atkinson, MS, RD, CD
  • Release Date: October 27, 2019
  • SKU FNCE19271