Integrating Medically Supportive Food and Nutrition into Health Care: A Landscape Analysis of Medically Supportive Food and Nutrition Interventions in Health Care
The Medically Supportive Food and Nutrition Steering Committee launched a statewide survey to identify medically supportive food and nutrition services across California. These services include but not limited to food pharmacies, produce prescriptions, healthy groceries and medically tailored meals designed to prevent, reverse and treat chronic health conditions. The report, Integrating Medically Supportive Food and Nutrition into Healthcare, is a collaboration between SPUR, the Food as Medicine Collaborative and the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations — shows there is already a strong network of non-traditional providers, such as governmental departments and community-based organizations, poised to expand medically supportive food and nutrition services. However, to build on the existing network of providers, the health care system must address barriers to scaling.