271. Nutrition Prescription: Using Public-Private Partnerships to Develop Novel Food Insecurity Solutions
With 11% of Washington state households reporting food insecurity, innovative methods to increase access to healthful foods are needed. Fruit and vegetable prescription programs are a novel approach for health care systems to simultaneously address food insecurity and chronic disease prevention and management among low-income patients. Two experts in fruit and vegetable prescription (Rx) program delivery and measurement will share how to successfully work across public and private sectors, and will present a case study of implementation and evaluation by dietitians at a large multi-clinic medical center. Results over three years using three different Rx modalities will be discussed—Rx redeemed at farmers markets, Rx redeemed at large-chain supermarkets and ethnic grocery stores, and Rx filled on-site at the medical center clinic for a bag of organic produce. The presenters will engage the audience through polling, and case study formats for an informative presentation.
- Outline necessary steps to implement a fruit and vegetable prescription program
- Describe how to partner across public and private sectors to achieve food insecurity program success
- Detail necessary attributes of a data management system at both government and clinic site levels
Learning Need Codes:
- 4070 Food security and hunger
- 4080 Government-funded Food & Nutrition Programs
- 9020 Evaluation and application of research
- 12.1.2 Leads or participates in the development of food, nutrition and health policies.
- 6.1.9 Interprets data to formulate judgments, conclusions and reports.
- 7.2.3 Communicates the role of sustainable food practices and food insecurities for populations.
Anne Lund, MPH RD
Director, University of Washington Coordinated Program in Dietetics
University of Washington
Benjamin Atkinson, MS RD CD
Auburn School District
Alyssa Auvinen, BS
Project Director, Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentives Program
Washington State Department of Health