Jesse Hill Market also features a Food Pharmacy and Teaching Kitchen to help patients better manage chronic conditions and make healthy lifestyle changes. These services a part of a comprehensive Food Prescription Program that includes fresh food pick up, nutrition education, and cooking classes. Eligible patients must be referred to the program by their Grady primary care provider.
Who is eligible to participate in the Food as Medicine Food Prescription Program?
- You must be a Grady patient.
- You must have a diet-related chronic disease.
- You must meet screening guidelines established in Grady outpatient clinics.
- You must have a referral from your Grady primary care provider.
The Food as Medicine program is a multipronged intervention to address both chronic disease and food insecurity among Grady patients. Once fully implemented, all patients throughout Grady will be screened for food insecurity and connected to resources depending on their health status.
Food prescriptions will give patients access to the Food Pharmacy with a range of visit frequencies from one visit for inpatient referrals to 3-6 month prescriptions that allow two visits per month and are renewable up to one year. At the Food Pharmacy, patients will receive fresh vegetables and fruits and healthy starches, grains, and proteins for their household. In addition to food, patients will be enrolled in nutrition and cooking classes to equip them with the knowledge and skills to achieve healthy diet changes and manage their health conditions.