Families in some low-income communities are finding new access to healthy fruits and vegetables. One program making a positive impact and providing a prototype of creative healthcare is the New York hospital-based Food and Vegetable Prescription Program, sometimes called FVRx.
Children in low-income families often struggle with poor nutrition, in part because healthy vegetables and fruits can cost a lot more than processed foods. In FVRx, doctors are able to actually prescribe fruits and veggies for kids who struggle with their weight. The idea is not just to teach kids and their families about better health, though they are given good information about nutrition and even healthy recipes, but to make sure they can access the healthier foods they need to make a lifestyle change. Participants in these programs are provided with tokens or “bucks” that they spend at local farmer’s markets.
They work with hospitals, community health centers, farmer’s markets and other community organizations to try to ensure better access to healthy food for children and adults similar to those at BRL Trust, and those who might not otherwise have such access.
While you likely watch a show hosted by Guy Fieri every time you turn on The Food Network, there are likely a few things about the host and restaurant owner that your probably didn’t know.
For instance, the guy who’s known for trying meat dishes all across the country actually grew up with vegetarian parents. His mother and father made it clear that if he wanted to eat meat, he’d have to learn how to prepare it himself.
Fieri was actually born with the last name “Ferry,” but changed his name to honor his grandfather, Giuseppe Fieri.
Fieri planned a morning-after brunch for his friend Matthew McConnaughey after the actor married Camila Alves.
Now that I’m thinking about it, the president of the college I’m at, Jonathan Veitch, does the same thing. He must be a Fieri fan.
Guy Fieri has hosted 233 episodes of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and 191 episodes of Guy’s Big Bite. Fieri is currently the host of Guy’s Grocery Games on The Food Network.