“Food is Medicine” We believe in the astonishing power of food, and it seems we are not alone. “The idea of food as medicine is not only an idea whose time has come,” says Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, a cardiologist and the dean of the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. “It’s an idea that’s absolutely essential to our health care system.”
We recently spoke with Time Magazine about ‘food is medicine’ and the partnerships they have with healthcare organizations. For example, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts provides medically tailored meals to patients with chronic illnesses. Moreover, research shows that Community Servings’ meals result in a 16% decrease in healthcare costs. This reduction is most pronounced for some of the sickest and costly patients.
Read the full article in Time Magazine to learn how organizations around the country are using healthy food to prevent and manage illnesses.
And learn more about our food and health policy work as we aim to change the way America feeds the sick.