An Apple a Day..

…may keep obesity at bay! A new program in Massachusetts will allow doctors to write “prescriptions” for their patients to be filled at the farmer’s market. The idea is to stimulate changes in eating habits and combat childhood obesity. At a minimum, it will expose families and children to the delights of fresh fruits and vegetables. One program cannot change the world but it is certainly one baby step forward to a healthier population. Familiarity with new foods will give way to acceptance. Next time, the whine goes up for nuggets from you-know-where, perhaps the harried parent will be able to negotiate a side of apple slices and ditch the frightful fries.

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