Food as Medicine

Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Award:

In October 2019, the District was internationally recognized by the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact for its approach for food as medicine programs. The District received the Highest Score Award for its Produce Plus and Produce Prescription programs. Director LaQuandra Nesbitt accepted the award on behalf of the District. Read more about that award here.

Food as Medicine Resources:

“Food as Medicine” includes policies and programs integrating healthy food access as a core component of health care. The DC Food Policy Council has identified promoting food as medicine programs in the District as a top priority in 2019. In collaboration with DC Health, the FPC created two resources highlighting the District’s food as medicine programs and potential ways to enhance and expand these programs.

Food as Medicine Overview

Food as Medicine Fact Sheet