We are seeing the expansion of unique programs in Michigan which allow medical providers the opportunity to prescribe fresh, local fruits and vegetables (as well as other foods) to patients and community members. In this workshop, providers and program coordinators from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Detroit explore the innovative ways they’re helping providers change patient habits through increasing access to local, fresh produce using a “prescription” model. This workshop discusses rural versus urban programs, challenges, patient identification, and data collection.
Speakers include Dr. Jasmine Omar, Senior Staff Physician at Henry Ford Hospital; Nina Fearon, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and owner of Knowingly Nourished; Krista Gast, Registered Dietitian with Spectrum Health’s Culinary Medicine program; Dr. Michelle Seguin, Board-Certified Family Medical Physician and Director of Community Health at the Portage Health Foundation; and Alyson Kass, Coordinator of Munson Healthcare’s Shape Up North community collaboration.
This event was part of the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities’ Farms, Food & Health Conference 2019.