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Food as Medicine Movement Can Boost Economic, Environmental Health As Well as Patient Well-Being

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From FoodNavigator USA:

The discrepancies in impact boils down in part to “affordability for a variety of structural reasons, [with] healthy food often [costing] more than ultra processed foods,” explained Kevin Volpp, director, Penn Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics.

“For a lot of people, even if they might want to eat more healthy food, they can’t afford it. And part of what we need to figure out is how to build evidence on what’s effective and what’s cost effective, because ultimately, we are going to pay for this either upfront or down the road in the form of higher medical costs,” he said.

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