NYC To Offer Fruit & Vegetable Prescriptions
New York City officials announced recently that they are starting a pilot program where doctors will prescribe fruit and vegetables to patients struggling with obesity. This is a part of an ongoing national study called FVRx (Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program). The program will target low-income, high-risk patients and it will be implemented in two hospitals: Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx and Harlem Hospital.
So far FVRx has been tested in eight states, including California and Texas with positive results.