Farmer's market equals pharmacy as doctors prescribe fresh food

Farmer's market equals pharmacy as doctors prescribe fresh food
Farmer's market equals pharmacy as doctors prescribe fresh food

The diagnosis for many children in the U.S. is a doozy: obesity and poverty at once. The prognosis is dim, as many children don't even recognize a potato in its skin, and can't identify a kiwi fruit. The prescription is novel: go to the farmer's market, and here, take this coupon.

The problem many families in America today face seems oxymoronic from a distance but, up close, is not much of a surprise. Despite rising unemployment and a record proportion of families on federal food aid, or SNAP, more and more poor Americans are also dangerously overweight.