VeggieRx

Prescribing Healthy Food

Veggie Rx: a doctor-ordered vegetable prescription!

Eat Better, Feel Better

Since 2011, Capital Roots has partnered with Whitney M. Young Health to help patients who may be most in need of access to fresh food have it. Patients who have chronic health issues, such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity are able to meet with Whitney M. Young nutritionists and be connected to the Veggie Rx program.

Patients receive coupon books containing 12 $7 coupons which they can then redeem for fresh food on board the Veggie Mobile® and Veggie Mobile® Sprout. With nearly 35 stops across the Capital Region, there is a good chance there is a mobile market stop in a patient’s neighborhood. In fact, since the program began, nearly 88 percent of all coupons distributed have been redeemed.

If you are a prescribing physician who treats patients with nutrition-related illnesses, contact us today to inquire about getting involved with Capital Roots’ Veggie Rx program. Email Audrey at vegvan@capitalroots.org.