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Rockefeller Foundation boosts food is medicine efforts with $80 Million investment

The Rockefeller Foundation has committed an additional $80 million to Food is Medicine (FIM) programmes in the United States over the next five years, bringing their total investment to over $100 million. This initiative aims to improve health equity by enhancing access to nutritious food. More than half of the new funding will support the Health Care by Food Initiative, a collaboration with the American Heart Association focusing on integrating FIM approaches into healthcare settings. The Foundation also plans to invest in infrastructure, policy education, and information dissemination to support FIM expansion. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services signed a memorandum of understanding with the Rockefeller Foundation to accelerate FIM adoption during the inaugural Food is Medicine Summit. These interventions target chronic diseases affecting a significant portion of the American population, offering solutions like medically tailored meals and producing prescription programmes.

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