MedCity News January 28, 2024
Marissa Plescia

As the food as medicine movement grows, some payers and healthcare organizations are carving out specific roles and teams dedicated to food and nutrition. Doing so can be beneficial considering the significant impact diet can have on health outcomes.

The intersection of food and health has long been known. But recently, a major trend — the “food as medicine” movement — has picked up steam. As societies wrestle with rising healthcare costs and gain a growing understanding of the effect of diet on well-being, healthcare organizations are embracing the idea that food can be a powerful form of medicine.

While companies like Kaiser Permanente, Highmark Health and other healthcare organizations have devoted resources to improving the nutrition of the communities...

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