Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program ® (FVRx®)
The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program measures health outcomes linked to increased fruit and vegetable consumption. FVRx promotes innovative partnerships between healthcare providers, farmers markets and families with diet-related diseases. The four to six month program is designed to provide assistance to overweight and obese children. FVRx is also expanding to target community members with Type 2 diabetes and other diet-related diseases.
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“The biggest thing I’ve seen is the FVRx program gives patients the ability to take a risk and to make change. In talking with parents, What I realized was that they wanted to come to the farmers market but didn’t have the money. Now they have a reason to go.” –Health Care Provider
Our Progress, 2010-2014
Number of patients enrolled
- 1,131 overweight/obese patients enrolled
Number of families impacted
- 5,655 low-income families impacted
- 18 programs launched