The Produce Prescription (Rx) Program is a county-wide Retail Nutrition 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 is a partnership with Marion County Public Health Department, Community Health Network, Eskenazi Health, Jane Pauley Community Health Center and Safeway Food Stores. Results from our pilot program 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 has been able to continue on through COVID-19 by incorporating virtual nutrition and chronic disease management education. The Marion County Public Health Department continues to engage with partners and stakeholders to advance the program redemption process for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables and expanding retailer redemption sites. Additionally, expanding to more Federally Qualified Health Centers and Community Health Centers in Marion County.
Participating Redemption Sites
For more information and opportunities for Produce Rx, please contact us.