Fresh Prescription is a fruit and vegetable prescription program that brings together healthcare and food systems. Our program is built to foster relationships to build a healthy and a 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.
how it works
Our Participants are patients of Covenant Community Care (CCC). Primary care physicians of CCC refer patients of chronic disease, caregivers and pregnant women from low-income households. A clinician will meet with participants and their families to discuss healthy eating and fruit and vegetable consumption, healthy food access and build knowledge and skills to sustain a more healthy led life.
HOW TO APPLY
The physician gives the participants a “fresh prescription” to eat more fruits and vegetables and helps set goals for healthy eating. 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 and more healthy eating changes. To be referred, please contact Covenant Community Care.