The Produce Prescription (Rx) Program is a county-wide nutrition incentive program provided to eligible participants. Produce Rx is a partnership between the public health department, healthcare systems, and food retailers.
Produce Rx works to help foster healthier eating habits to prevent and manage chronic diseases. It provides a tool for healthcare professionals to refer their patients to receive nutrition education and financial incentives to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.
Produce Rx finished a 4-month pilot in partnership with Marion County Public Health Department, Community Health Network, Eskenazi Health, and Safeway Food Stores. Results showed an improvement in food security, increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, and better understanding of how to shop healthier on a budget among the cohort who participated.
Produce Rx will be starting round two at both pilot locations. Additionally, expanding to more Federally Qualified Health Centers and Community Health Centers in Marion County. Further partnerships are being established with retailers to increase locations for Produce Rx redemption.
Participating Redemption Sites
For more information and opportunities for Produce Rx, please contact us.