Doctors in Vermont are prescribing healthy, local food to patients with diet-related diseases

Health Care Share is a partnership between The Farm at VYCC and four medical centers in Vermont, through which doctors identify patients who are food insecure or burdened with diet-related illnesses and prescribe them healthy, local food. This program provides subsidized food to Vermont to help them enjoy good health and avoid disease. Health Care Share ties good nutrition, local food, and health care together. 

"It's expensive to go to the grocery store and buy vegetables, foods that I know my children need. This gives me the opportunity to get those vegetables."  - Stephanie, Health Care Shares participant

To learn more about the Health Care Share program, visit: 
www.cvmc.org/about-cvmc/partnerships/health-care-share 
www.farmatvycc.org/health-care-share