Throughout the last 12 months, more than fifty organizations throughout Western New York have been convening regularly as the Western New York Food as Medicine Coalition. The purpose of their regular meetings has been to generate discussion and learning opportunities driven by passion, evidence-based data and upcoming policy changes, to identify preventive and holistic ways for dealing with diet-related diseases through food as medicine interventions.
Direct from the newsletter: “The Center for Science in the Public Interest has reported nutrition- and obesity-related diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes contribute to approximately 678,000 deaths each year in the United States. In our Western New York counties, obesity rates range from 30-38.4% according to the 2021 NY State Department of Health 2021 Report. Knowing these statistics, working together to turn the tide on this public health crisis becomes imperative.”
Meet the people and organizations that are advancing the work of the Western New York Food as Medicine Coalition, explore best practices using cases studies, and learn about Food as Medicine events, in the new WNY Food as Medicine Coalition newsletter!