Los Angeles health center helps patients get healthy produce

06/4/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Physicians at St. John's Well Child and Family Center in Los Angeles are giving patients more access to healthy fruits and vegetables by writing prescriptions to onsite produce stands. The center works with a nonprofit group to provide the weekly stands, which nutritionist Ivy Marx said are needed because area residents have high rates of chronic disease and obesity and often do not eat recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables.

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