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Prescription vegetable program continues growing in Missoula



in 2015 providence health centers endocrinology department had an idea to use fresh produce prescriptions after seeing the success of other programs like it across the country the hope is to promote a healthy lifestyle and give people the tools to continue those lifestyle changes it's a concept that we're trying to kind of change maybe didn't you do a little paradigm shift and the way people think about what they eat and we're able to give them like this year they can get ten dollars a week if they qualify to spend not only here the province garden where it started with Garden City harvest but also those in the farmers market the program might have started helping people with diabetes but its success can really prevent a wide range of diseases we know you know produce is high in nutritional value blowen calories so you look at cancer prevention obesity prevention diabetes prevention all of it if you do if you're not getting fruits and vegetables in your diet and a significant amount you're at risk for chronic disease period and getting into the program isn't too difficult the main requirements are that they have a Providence provider either to say Patrick hospital or the Providence Medical Group clinics and if they have a financial barrier to fresh produce and then what they would need to do if they have a Providence provider is ask them to put a referral into the to the prescription produce program and then from there we will contact them and get them enrolled the program has been offering fresh produce out of the Providence Garden here at the Providence Medical Center for four years but now it looks to expand and because of that expansion people in the program can now get their prescriptions filled here at the Missoula farmers market every Tuesday and Saturday officials from the program hope it continues its expansion making its way to the winters farmers market here in Missoula to their Valley County area and hopefully up to Polson in Missoula Connor McCauley MTN news

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