In the United States, obesity and type 2 diabetes have reached epidemic levels. Poorly controlled diabetes is also an important risk factor for poor outcomes associated with COVID-19. Major drivers of this epidemic are lack of access to fresh fruits and vegetables leading to food insecurity and increased consumption of foods harmful to health. This is made worse by a lack of public awareness of the potential value of using food as medicine to prevent serious long-term conditions such as diabetes. We have already shown that medical prescriptions for fresh vegetables for as little as 3 months improves the health of food-insecure adults living with type 2 diabetes. We now aim to prove that prescriptions for fresh produce also improves health in individuals at risk of type 2 diabetes and that continuing to eat fresh produce improves health long-term. Find out more at: https://www.sansum.org/farming-for-life/

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