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Food Is Medicine Task Force

Feeding Change
Food Is Medicine Task Force

About the Food Is Medicine Task Force

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated a wider understanding of the relationship between diet, food security, and health. Food Is Medicine (FIM) interventions are a spectrum of programs and services that respond to the critical link between nutrition access and health at a nexus to the healthcare system. Food Is Medicine interventions include produce prescriptions, medically tailored groceries & meals, and nutrition incentives.

The Food Is Medicine Task Force leverages research and thought leadership to catalyze systems change, embed FIM interventions into policy and financing, and promote nutritional security. 

A unique collective of thought leaders from the insurance, food retail, and non-profit sectors, committed to accelerating FIM implementation - 27 organizations from diverse sectors including 15 Insurance and Healthcare Providers and nine Food Retailers.
 

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Food Is Medicine Task Force Goals


Analyze and activate scalable funding

Leverage our Financial Innovations Lab process to understand how to scale Food Is Medicine programs in our healthcare system

Support FIM policy

Identify policy changes needed to improve FIM access and achieve alignment within industry on priorities  

Elevate FIM

Provide visibility to the importance of FIM in public and private events, thought leadership, and publications 

Forge partnerships

Connect organizations and individuals to develop partnerships that accelerate healthy food access and improve health outcomes 

Serve as an information and discussion hub

Provide a venue for industry leaders to share learnings and be informed on emerging research and opportunities

Food Is Medicine Intervention Pyramid 

pyramid for food is medicine
Adapted from the Massachusetts Food Is Medicine State Plan,  
The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School and Community Servings, June 2019
Task Force Advisors

Thank you to our Food Is Medicine Task Force Advisors. 

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Comment Letter
The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

Recommendations to inform the nation’s agenda on food policy to improve nutrition security and expand health benefits to include Food Is Medicine interventions.

Read the Letter

Contact Us

For more information on the Food Is Medicine Task Force, please contact: 
Holly Freishtat, Senior Director of Feeding Change: [email protected]