Wielding Food As Medicine

October 2018 -- Hospitals are focusing on nutrition to care for all needs of their patients, sending them home with prescriptions as well as bags of healthy food. Hospitals are opening farmers markets and grocery stores in their communities to address the social determinants of health and ensure their patients have access to healthy, affordable food options. Learn more in this Wall Street Journal article.

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