FVRx … OUR 4TH ANNUAL FRUIT & VEGETABLE PRESCRIPTION PROGRAM 2018

FVRx … OUR 4TH ANNUAL FRUIT & VEGETABLE PRESCRIPTION PROGRAM 2018

Jan 30, 2018 | Education, FVRx & The Farmacy, Veggie Park Farmers Market

We will once again join hands with many partners to host our 4th annual FVRx … Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program, created and funded in partnership Wholesome Wave Georgia.  This remarkable program enrolls 40 adults each year, while also helping to sustain local farmers. Harrisburg Family Healthcare acts as host to the clinical side of this program; as such, that neighborhood is our focus. However, others who are motivated to participate are encouraged to inquiry.

Qualifying participants with diet-related illnesses, such as diabetes , high blood pressure, obesity or heart disease, who are also limited in income, will receive:  

  • free health care for six months
  • prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables for self and all family members
  • free tokens to shop for those fruits and vegetables from local farmers at the Veggie Park Farmers Market
  • monthly cooking, nutrition classes and peer support
  • healthy, low-cost recipes
  • fitness incentives

This program has the power to significantly improve wellness and wellbeing for those who are motivated to complete the program.  As such, all participants must complete at least two free cooking classes at Icebox Urban Farm (during Jan, Feb, March) BEFORE they can enroll in the program in April. Participants must also keep their schedules open for an hour or two every Tuesday evening – April-October to fully benefit.  

We are grateful to all the volunteers who help make this possible, including students and faculty from Augusta University and the Medical College of Georgia. 

To learn more, text 706-288-7895.