The Health Crosscutting Team works to better connect the food system and the health care system by:

  • Promoting health care settings as a viable venue for local food
  • Supporting local food system programs that improve health outcomes (produce prescription programs, workplace wellness CSAs, etc.)
  • Better understanding the role local food systems play in improving the health of Vermonters


Health and Local Food Repository

Vermont is home to a number of successful projects that integrate food with health care (health care shares, produce prescriptions, self management programs that partner with the Vermont Foodbank to provide local produce and recipes to bring home). Health team members are collecting descriptions of these programs to share with others.

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Improving Healthy and Local Food Communications Among Health Care Providers and Patients

There are a variety of nutrition education, benefits, and local food programs available across the state. Members of the Health Team are identifying ways to ensure health care providers who want to connect patients to these options can do it quickly and easily.

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