Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Rx for Veggies?

Rx for Veggies? Fruit next?
Doctors are now writing prescriptions for vegetables. Two hospitals in New York are the latest to join the veggie movement that allows doctors to prescribe fruits and vegetables to patients. 

The patients then get discounts at area farmer markets so they can fulfill their prescription.

This movement is Wholesome Wave, which is in 28 states, including Colorado.
Patients must qualify financially and get nutritional counseling to be eligible for Wholesome Wave. Wholesome Wave partners with area farmers markets to make the fruits and vegetables available to the patients.

Information on Wholesome Wave can be found at wholesomewave.org.


For the rest of the story, go to 9News.

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