Food as medicine: could prescribing fruit and vegetables become part of healthcare? | Health
Emma’s type 2 diabetes diagnosis turned her life upside down. “It is like having a baby that never grows up,” she says. “It is nagging at you as soon as you wake up.” Every single morsel of food has to be carefully chosen in case it sends her blood
Hannaford donates $350,000 to MaineHealth in support of Food As Medicine program
External Communications Manager, Hannaford Supermarkets
FARMINGTON, ME – Hannaford Supermarkets and the Hannaford Charitable Foundation today announced a $350,000 donation to MaineHealth in support of its Food As Medicine program, which prioritizes wholesome, fresh and nutritious foods as part of a comprehensive health care
Food as medicine: A debated concept
The fact that diet can impact an individual’s health is well acknowledged by healthcare providers worldwide. People who have access to adequate nutrition are more likely to have strong immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth, lower risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and they live longer.
The reasons for this
Food and Medicine Shortages in Ukraine Prompt Global Relief Effort
With food and medicine supplies threatened across Ukraine, domestic and international food manufacturers, distributors and aid workers are mobilizing to keep grocery stores and pharmacies open and shelves stocked.
In recent days, much of Ukraine’s domestic food production and distribution ground to a halt, triggering shortages in parts of the Read more