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Food is medicine

Food is medicine

Aug 16, 2022 | News and Updates

At Daniel’s Table we work to support health and well-being of our clients, employees, community and environments we serve.  How can we build more efficient and effective programs and services delivering positive outcomes and public health impact?

We believe food heals. Food and nutrition play a role in sustaining health, preventing disease, and as a therapy for those with conditions or in situations responsive to changes in their diet. A healthy eating plan includes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy products, lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts. It also limits how much sugar, salt, and fat you eat. Prescribing healthy foods is one potential approach to help lower heart disease and other cardiometabolic conditions, for example.

Through our Community Freezer Program, we partner with schools, community health centers, churches, senior centers, and social service agencies to have a presence in several places at once and provide instant access to food, facilitated by people who know and care for the people in need. We also deliver nutritionally dense and delicious meals directly to some senior clients living with life-challenging illnesses. All meals and services are free-of-charge.

At our Farmer’s Market we have clients facing cancer, diabetes and liver disease seeking free access to fresh healthy food to improve their health conditions. Most of them are not able to work as much as they used to while the cost of treatment and medicine raises. It’s not only about hunger it is also about general healthy.

There are at least 20 research studies in progress demonstrating the impact of food and nutrition services on health and cost outcomes. Learn more in the links below:

“Food as Medicine” Program
Food is Medicine Coalition Summary of Research
FDA Nutrition Initiatives

FDA Nutrition Education Resources & Materials

MyPlate Plan


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