Veggie Prescription Program
Established in 2015, the Veggie Prescription Program is a no-cost farm to table wellness program designed to help individuals and families achieve their health goals through improved nutrition. Participants receive a weekly CSA share of fresh produce from the Dartmouth Organic Farm throughout the summer and fall months. They also attend a weekly cooking class at the Claremont Soup Kitchen to learn healthy, easy, and delicious ways to incorporate these foods into their diets. These classes also serve to educate and inform about wellness issues such as nutrition, health, diet, and shopping on a budget. Families have access to support from nutritionists and healthcare practitioners, as well as other families participating the the classes. In this way, the Veggie Prescription Program aims to tackle diet-related health issues through preventative and lasting lifestyle changes.
This program is supported by the Dartmouth Sustainability Office, in partnership with Valley Regional Healthcare, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, ReThink Health, and the Claremont Soup Kitchen.