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Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Plan
Holyoke Health is one of a handful of organizations across the country that has been awarded funding to provide the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program. This program, funded by Wholesome Wave is dedicated to increasing a family member’s diet by one fruit and one vegetable each day.
Each year Holyoke Health enrolls thirty families to participate in this program and the participating pediatrician gives a written prescription for fruits and vegetables that will supply the family for one month
The family then redeems the prescription at the local Farmer’s Market and the family receives tokens for locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. The program lasts throughout the market season ($28 worth of produce each week for a family of four).