Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program

The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program aims to expand access to fresh fruits and vegetables for children living in Genesee County.

By increasing the affordability of fresh produce and improving access to high-quality fruits and vegetables, children in the program are better able to meet the nutritional needs of their growing bodies and establish healthy eating patterns that will continue through adolescence and into adulthood.

Early results of this program show that children who participate in the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program increase their intake of fresh fruits and vegetables over time.

The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program is offered at:

  • Akpinar Children’s Clinic
  • Hurley Children’s Center
  • Mott Children’s Health Center

The program is funded by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, Rite Aid Foundation, and National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development.

  • How does the program work?

    The program provides one $15.00 prescription for fresh fruits and vegetables to every child at every visit to a participating clinic (Akpinar Children’s Clinic, Hurley Children’s Center, and Mott Children’s Health Center).

  • Am I eligible to participate?

    All patients at Akpinar Children’s Clinic, Hurley Children’s Center, and Mott Children’s Health Center are eligible to receive prescriptions.

  • Where do I receive prescriptions?

    Prescriptions are distributed at Akpinar Children’s Clinic, Hurley Children’s Center, and Mott Children’s Health Center. Paper prescriptions are given out after all appointments.

  • How do I redeem my prescriptions?

    There are two ways to use your $15.00 Fruit and Vegetable Prescriptions.

    Flint Farmers’ Market
    Choose $15.00 of fresh fruits and vegetables from any one Flint Farmers’ Market vendor.

    • Payment: At the time of purchase, provide the vendor with the $15.00 prescription.

     

    fint farmers market logoFlint Farmers’ Market 

    300 East 1st St
    Flint, MI 48502

    Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 9am-5pm

     

    Flint Fresh Veggie Box
    Choose a $15.00 box of fruits and vegetables that you want for your box.

    Home Delivery:

    • Order online at flintfresh.com or call (810) 620-1902.
    • Payment: Choose “Prescription for Health” as form of payment.
    • You must give the Flint Fresh delivery person your prescription at the time of delivery.

    Pick-Up:

    • Order online at flintfresh.com or call (810) 620-1902.
    • Select the “Customer Pickup · Free” option when placing your order.
    • Pick-up your box at Flint Fresh during business hours.

     

    flint fresh logoFlint Fresh

    3325 E. Court St.
    Flint, MI 48506

     

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