Fresh Prescription is a fruit and vegetable prescription program that brings together the healthcare system and the food system, fostering innovative relationships to build a healthy sustainable food system in Detroit. This promising approach to a healthier food system connects patients to fresh, locally-grown produce while providing direct economic benefits to small and midsize farmers.
Participants must be patients and referred by Covenant Community Care. How Does Fresh Prescription Work? Low-income patients with chronic disease, caregivers of young children and pregnant women are referred to the Fresh Prescription program by their primary care physician.
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A clinician meets with participants and their families to discuss healthy eating and assess fruit and vegetable consumption, access to healthy food, and knowledge and skills for choosing, preparing and eating fresh fruits and vegetables. Patients "fill" their prescription at a partnering farm stand or market, where they also receive nutrition counseling, cooking demonstrations and other educational support for making meaningful, healthy eating changes.
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Applicants must live in a county participating in the program. The program runs from May 1 to Oct. How The Program Works?
The participant uses the voucher like cash to pay for the products. Coupons cannot be used for items that are not normally grown in Michigan, such as bananas, oranges and pineapples.
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They also cannot be used on potted plants, flowers, cheese, meat, or eggs, even though some of these are good sources of nutrition. In , Congress authorized a three-year demonstration project to test the concept in 10 states.
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The program was transferred to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services formerly known as Michigan Department of Community Health in November of where it remains today. The program provides low-income, nutritionally-at-risk WIC ckients with eligible, locally grown, fresh, unprepared fruits and vegetables from authorized farmers, farmers' markets and roadside stands throughout Michigan.
It is the responsibility of the WIC local agency staff to identify eligible clients and issue coupons at either the local WIC agencies, farmers' markets, or roadside stands. WIC Project FRESH coupons can only be used to buy eligible, locally grown, fresh, unprepared fruits and vegetables from authorized farmers, farmers' markets and roadside stands. WIC clients are encouraged to use all their coupons during the season to help meet their special nutritional needs.