Prescriptions for nutrition: How culinary medicine is advancing health equity in Michigan

July 26, 2018

Geamill Gibson left her son's doctor's appointment with a prescription, even though her son wasn't sick and didn't even need medicine. She took the slip of paper downstairs from her pediatrician's office and had the prescription filled right there on site — with oranges, apples, cherries, and other produce from the Flint Farmers Market.

Gibson takes her son to the Hurley Children's Clinic, which is in a unique location — right inside the Flint Farmers Market, on the second floor. As patients at the clinic, she and her son are able to leave every visit with a prescription for $15 worth of fresh food, thanks to the MSU-Hurley Children's Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative (PPHI).


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