Eat an Apple (Doctor’s Orders): Produce By ‘Prescription’ Seeks To Address Childhood Obesity

Jodi Hilton for The New York Times

A serious health problem is being addressed in an innovative manner.

Doctors at three health centers in Massachusetts have begun advising patients to eat “prescription produce” from local farmers’ markets, in an effort to fight obesity in children of low-income families. Now they will give coupons amounting to $1 a day for each member of a patient’s family to promote healthy meals.

Read the story here at the NYTimes

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