Did you know that an increasing number of hospitals nationwide are investing in on-site farms, farmers’ markets, and “good” food prescription projects? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Sue Erhardt, Executive Director of the Allegheny Mountain Institute. AMI is an educational non-profit organization with the mission to cultivate healthy communities through food and farming education. Inspired by Cesar Chavez, Erhardt describes her work to improve the food system, and AMI’s unique fellowship program which prepares individuals to become farmers, teachers and ambassadors for health-promoting food systems. Recognizing food as medicine, and access to “good” food as critical to reversing costly chronic disease, AMI’s new partnership with Augusta Health, a non-profit regional hospital, promises to boost patient, employee, and community health by increasing access to nutrient-dense, fresh, healthful food. Tune in to learn about this remarkable Institute and synergistic partnership between farms, hospitals and communities. This good food news story provides a national model for positive food system change.
Related website: https://www.alleghenymountaininstitute.org/