Doctors Giving Out Prescriptions for Fruits and Vegetables in NYC

Doctors Giving Out Prescriptions for Fruits and Vegetables in NYC

Doctors are giving out a different prescriptions for common ailments, fruits and vegetables!
NEW YORK - Doctors are giving out a different prescriptions for common ailments, fruits and vegetables!

Children with an obesity issue in New York City, visit the doctor who then writes a prescription for fruits and vegetables you should be eating.   Then, they come out to the farmers market and pick out whatever they need and they don't have to pay for it.

"Here in New York City, just one out of ten people don't eat veggies in a day. But here in the Bronx it's one out of  5," Thomas Farley, NYC Health Commissioner, said.

The city wants to change that. So it created this new program targeting children with weight issues and their families in underprivileged neighborhoods.

It's all paid for by a non-profit organization and a grant donation.

This is just a 4 month pilot program, but if it works, officials hope to expand it to the whole city.
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