Sample Farmers Market Coupon
Did you hear that doctors at three Massachusetts health centers have begun advising patients to eat “prescription produce” from local farmers’ markets in an effort to fight obesity in children of low-income families? They are giving coupons amounting to $1 a day for each member of a patient’s family to promote healthy meals.
Per the NY Times Article, "One month after Leslie-Ann Ogiste, a certified nursing assistant in Boston, and her 9-year-old son, Makael Constance, received their first vegetable prescription vouchers at the Codman Center, they have lost a combined four pounds, she said. A staff member at the center told Ms. Ogiste about a farmers’ market that is five minutes from her apartment, she said. “It worked wonders,” said Ms. Ogiste, who bought and prepared eggplant, cucumbers, tomatoes, summer squash, corn, bok choy, parsley, carrots and red onions. “Just the variety, it did help.”
You can read the full NY Times Article here.