New York hospitals to prescribe fruits and veggies to high-risk, low-income patients

Two New York City hospitals are joining the national campaign against obesity by having its doctors prescribe fruits and vegetables to high-risk, low-income patients, according to the Associated Press via CBSNews. Harlem Hospital and Lincoln Medical Center will hand out $2 "Health Bucks" coupons for each member of 70 different families to use at farmers markets once a week. The program was initiated by Wholesome Wave in Connecticut and has been used in eight other states. Article

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