Pilot Program Seeks to Demonstrate that Food Can Be Medicine

Jun 14, 2018

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Two local nonprofits in Sonoma County are taking part in a pilot project funded by California's Medi-Cal program. They aim to demonstrate that special meals and education provided to patients with congestive heart failure can improve patient outcomes and reduce hospitalizations and health care costs.

The local partners for this statewide program are Ceres Community Project and Food for Thought. KRCB news director Steve Mencher talked with Food for Thought executive director Ron Karp about the program.

Read more about food as medicine at the NPR food blog The Salt.