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• T  he Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program is a collaboration between the NYP Ambulatory Care Network’s Nutrition Department, Grow NYC, and CHALK, and is funded by NYP Community Relations. Registered dietitians from the five outpatient clinics of the ACN “prescribe” their patients fruits and vegetables. These prescriptions are redeemable for $10 in fruit and vegetable coupons (“Greenmarket Bucks”) at the Grow NYC tents of the 168th Street and 175th Street greenmarkets. In 2017, in only three and a half months and 28 market days, 320 prescriptions were redeemed. • C  HALK Jr. CHALK received funding from Healthy Tomorrows, a partnership between the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to (1) merge the school-based program with the community-based program, and then (2) to adapt the CHALK model into the early childhood setting. CHALK Jr. plans to partner with eight early childhood centers throughout Northern Manhattan to focus on systemic, sustainable changes in a preschool setting targeting underserved children and their families. This initiative started at the first early childhood center in fall 2017.

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3111 Community Health Report 2017