Farmers Markets: The New Apothecary

Prescriptions for pills are being replaced with prescriptions for fruits and veggies -- at least in Massachusetts. The New York Times reports:

Massachusetts is serious about this campaign to promote farmers' markets as a preventative health measure. The pilot project plans to enroll 50 families at the three health centers and doctors participating are tracking participants "to determine how the program affects their eating patterns and to monitor health indicators like weight and body mass index."

They've already had success, too:

What an awesome project! We can't wait to hear more about it.

image via Jodi Hilton/NY Times

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