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Addressing Food Security

Many of our patients have problems with food security. Basic nutrition will not be good as long as this is the case.
From the 2015 conference: Food Insecurity and Health Impacts Gabriela Sullivan, MD PDF version

Different clinics have solved this in different ways:
Learn more about the Fruit and Veggie Rx Program

Some sites have farmer's markets or CSA's on sites.
There are lots of great resources on policy and funding sources to recruit healthy food retail at Healthy Food Access Portal .
The Food Trust is also a great resource.

From our 2012 conference:
Foraging for the Underserved: Wild Medicine and Food of Northern California and Beyond PDF -Fasih Hameed, MD

Healthy Food, Healthy Communities: Transforming the Food Landscape PDF - Jen Matthews, MD
USDA Food Security website

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