Codman Square Health Center launches Fruit and Veggie Rx program

DORCHESTER, Mass. Codman Square Health Center on Thursday hosted a press conference to celebrate the launch of its pilot Fruit and Veggie Prescription program, a health initiative whereby physicians can prescribe vouchers for local farmers markets and then monitor the impact of the increased fruit and vegetable consumption on patients’ health.

 

DORCHESTER, Mass. Codman Square Health Center on Thursday hosted a press conference to celebrate the launch of its pilot Fruit and Veggie Prescription program, a health initiative whereby physicians can prescribe vouchers for local farmers markets and then monitor the impact of the increased fruit and vegetable consumption on patients’ health.

 

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino joined Bill Walzack, Codman Square CEO, Gus Schumacher, chairman of Wholesome Wave and Makael Constance, a young recipient of the program in welcoming more fruits and veggies into the community.

 

In addition to the press conference for the Fruit & Veggie Rx Program, Menino also welcomed Codman Square’s new pharmacy into the community by way of a ribbon cutting. The pharmacy is located on the ground floor of the Health Center.

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