FOOD INSECURITY SCREENINGS
Through agency partnerships, the Hunger and Health Coalition has worked endlessly to help prevent chronic illnesses within our community. For us, that starts the second you step into the doctor's office.
As only the THIRD to do so in the state of North Carolina, all medical offices within the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System will screen patients for food insecurity.
Should someone identify as being food-insecure through a series of questions, practitioners provide a prescription to refer their patient to the HHC for a medically tailored food box, ongoing nutritional assistance, and nutrition education wrap-around services.
These prescription pads allow for staff at the Hunger and Health Coalition to build tailored food boxes for clients based on their risk factors or any ailments they may be facing. Diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity can all be fought against with a proper diet. Our nutrition team is trained to provide our clients with the healthiest possible choices. Food is medicine.