In the Business of Health: Chamber of Commerce Covers Our LA FVRx Program

In the Business of Health: Chamber of Commerce Covers Our LA FVRx Program

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In the Business of Health: Chamber of Commerce Covers Our LA FVRx Program

November 8, 2017
     
Program Participant Paula Meets with her Doctor
Photo Credit: Mpu Dinani/A-Game Photography

You know what’s bad for business? Diet-related disease. The U.S. spends over $1 trillion a year on it annually. Affordable produce, on the other hand, is good for both public health and the bottom line. 

But don’t take our word for it. Look no further than this new publication from the US Chamber of Commerce. 

In “Building a Business-led Culture of Health and Food Security,” the COC’s Foundation highlighted our Target-funded FVRx program in Los Angeles, though which thousands of Angelenos in poverty have unlocked the ability to afford fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s good for their health, and good for sales at local farmers markets and area Target stores, too. No wonder the Chamber presented us with a national award for the partnership this spring. Now the Chamber has highlighted the project alongside the likes of health-boosting efforts by Nestlé, Sodexo, Anthem Foundation, the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association and the YMCA. 

Because, as the Chamber's opening letter puts it, “the private sector has the talent, vision, and influence to help reverse challenging health trends and create a culture of health in America and around the globe.”

Read the full article here.