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Peer Networking Call: The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program
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When: October 20, 2015
1:30-2:30 PM EDT
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Peer Networking Call: The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program: A Community Health Approach to Increasing Healthy Food Access
Call in number: 877-915-2761, Participant code: 54261519

Objectives of the Presentation
• Give an overview of Wholesome Wave's programming, including an introduction to the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) Program;
• Establish the value of collaboration between hospitals, clinics, healthy food retailers, and other key community stakeholders through FVRx as a solution to increasing access to affordable fruits and vegetables and chronic diet-related disease prevention;
• Share insights and key findings from national FVRx programming and how Wholesome Wave supports community-based partners; and
• Present Wholesome Wave Georgia's FVRx program, including patients' experiences, preliminary outcomes, lessons learned, and future endeavors.

Guest Speakers
• Amanda Morgan, Senior Program Manager, Wholesome Wave
• Sara Berney, Executive Director, Wholesome Wave

Who are the calls for? This call series is intended for state or local health public health practitioners that are taking an active role in healthier food retail strategies.

What is the purpose? The purpose of this call series is to facilitate a networking forum to share information among public health practitioners on healthier food retail strategies, primarily focusing on corner stores and farmers markets

When are the calls? Bimonthly (even months), 1:30 – 2:30pm Eastern every third Tuesday of the month.

Please review the PDF to learn more about the guest speakers.

Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity.

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