Children’s HealthWatch founder and Principal Investigator, Dr. Deborah Frank, was featured in a Boston Magazine article on her work to establish Boston Medical Center’s Preventive Food Pantry – the first of it’s kind.
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Boston Medical Center’s Preventive Food Pantry Merges Nutrition and Healthcare
Hippocrates may have been the one to say, “Let food be thy medicine,” but it’s Boston Medical Center (BMC) that’s actually making it happen.
BMC’s Preventive Food Pantry is the only program of its kind in the country, and it makes access to nutritious food an integral part of a patient’s medical care. Deborah Frank, a pediatrician at BMC, started the program—which she ran out of her desk—more than 10 years ago for children in The Grow Clinic, an outpatient program she directs that helps struggling children reach healthy heights and weights. Today, it’s a hospital-wide program that feeds more than 7,000 people each month.