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Organizations investing in food as medicine

Lankenau Medical Center February 17, 2017 In the News

It was Hippocrates who long ago declared, “Let medicine be thy food and let food be thy medicine.” Today, the idea of food as medicine is the foundation of health initiatives being developed collaboratively by hospitals, health organizations, local health departments, food banks, and farms across the country.

In 2011, staff at the Philadelphia-area Lankenau Medical Center (part of Main Line Health) looked at evidence that it was serving the unhealthiest county in Pennsylvania and began a food-as-medicine initiative that started with the construction of a half-acre organic farm on its campus to provide fresh produce to patients. Read more from Bounty from the Box.