14 Feb '12, 7pm

Preventive medicine 101: Hospitals incorporate farmers markets into facilities

Preventive medicine 101: Hospitals incorporate farmers markets into facilities

The Harris County Hospital District serving Houston, Texas, and its surroundings is among just a handful of health organizations that have incorporated a full-fledged farmers market into its facilities. The reasons are many: Most of the patients coming to its clinics are poor; their neighborhoods are largely devoid of grocery stores selling healthy foods and instead are filled with fast-food outlets and small shops selling snacks; and many of those people with access to supermarkets either cannot afford fresh foods there or do not understand basic nutrition.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/preventive...

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