2 NYC hospitals to offer veggie ‘prescriptions’

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Two New York City hospitals are joining a national program that lets doctors write high-risk, low-income patients prescriptions for fruits and vegetables.

The pilot program is being launched by Harlem Hospital and Lincoln Medical Center.

Patients who receive the prescriptions can exchange them for “Health Bucks” coupons used at farmers markets.

The produce prescription program is the brainchild of a Connecticut-based organization called Wholesome Wave.

The patients also get nutrition counseling.

Proponents say it’s a win-win: healthier patients and a boost for local farmers.

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Online: http://wholesomewave.org/

Top 10 Most #Vegan Friendly Cities in the U.S

Here is a list of just 10 of the many United States cities that are “vegan-friendly”:

Per Joan Landino

#1 Top Vegan Cities: Portland, Oregon

Portland takes the cake when it comes to the most vegan friendly cities.  It’s utopia for us vegans with its plethora of restaurants, cafes, and grocery stores like Food Fight!. The Portobello Vegan Trattoria‘s beautiful website lets it’s visitors know that although the menu changes almost everyday, you can enjoy some delicious Cauliflower Veloute or Portobello Roast. Wow and I can’t get over The Bye and Bye‘ s vegan specialty bowls with incredible ingredients like BBQ tofu, tofu cutlets and veggie meatballs looks to die for! Who wouldn’t want a nice now of edamame after a walk around the city? Portland made number 1 on our list for a reason, and won’t let any of your vegan expectations down!

To see the rest of the list click here: 10-most-vegan-friendly-cities-in-u-s

In Organic We Trust – The Movie

gardenWe can no longer stomach our food system. It’s killing more and more Americans and costing billions in healthcare. 78% of Americans eat organic food, because they think it’s healthier. But is organic really better for us or just a marketing scam?

When corporations went into the business and “organic” became a brand, everything changed. The philosophy and the label grew apart. Can gummy bears or bananas flown halfway across the world truly be organic?

“In Organic We Trust” is an eye-opening food documentary that looks beyond organic for practical solutions for me and you. Local farmer’s markets, school gardens, and urban farms are revolutionizing the way we eat. Change is happening from the soil up.

In Organic We Trust Website