A recent article in the New York Times tells the story of three clinics in Massachusetts that are “prescribing” local farmers’ market purchases for youngsters. “Eat an Apple (Doctor’s Orders)” by Natasha Singer details what Boston mayor Thomas Menino says could be the first of its kind:
Doctors at three health centers in Massachusetts have begun advising patients to eat “prescription produce” from local farmers’ markets, in an effort to fight healthy weight clinics.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. . . The pilot project plans to enroll up to 50 families of four at three health centers in Massachusetts that already have specialized children’s programs called
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