Nature’s Rx: Farmers Markets Cropping Up at Hospitals

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Nature’s Rx: Farmers Markets Cropping Up at Hospitals

Hospitals andِ health clinics haveِ pharmacies forِ their patients, butِ why notِ add a place toِ pick upِ vegetables andِ fruits, too.
The reasons areِ many: Most ofِ the patients coming toِ itsِ clinics areِ poor; theirِ neighborhoods areِ largely devoid ofِ grocery stores selling healthy foods andِ instead areِ filled withِ fast-food outlets andِ small shops selling snacks; andِ many ofِ those people withِ access toِ supermarkets eitherِ cannotِ afford fresh foods thereِ orِ doِ not understand basic nutrition.
As a result, theِ poor andِ middle class living inِ these murky food swamps, whereِ unhealthy food isِ cheaper andِ more plentiful thanِ healthy food, suffer disproportionately fromِ high rates ofِ obesity andِ related diseases.