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Now Available By Prescription: Fruits and Vegetables

By Alexandra Fleischman | July 30, 2013

stone fruit

stone fruit

In a new program to increase access to healthy foods and improve nutrition, doctors will be able to prescribe vouchers for fruits and vegetables to low-income, high-risk patients who need to change their diet for their health.

As reported by Gothamist, the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program is in its pilot stage, launching at Harlem Hospital and the Bronx’s Lincoln Medical Center.

Conceived by Michel Nischan and his incredible Wholesome Wave team, the patients receive the equivalent in coupons of a dollar per day for each person in their family for at least four months. In addition to receiving nutrition counseling, the participants’ weight and body mass index will also be monitored by their doctors. Read More


Making Waves in the Community: Michel Nischan and Wholesome Wave

By Marcus Samuelsson | May 1, 2012

Photo: Cyndi Amaya

Photo: Cyndi Amaya

Michel Nischan never seizes to amaze me. He is a man of many sorts – an award-winning cookbook author, famed chef of Dressing Room in Westport, CT and a fellow advocate for local and sustainable eating. His passion for food began at an early age but his pioneering efforts towards healthful eating arose when his son Chris was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In dealing with his son’s health and looking for new initiatives in local food systems, Nischan’s outlook on food was altered. “Food as a single subject has more of an impact on human health, societal health, environmental health and economic health than any other single subject,” he said.

So I was pleased to see that NPR recently featured Michel and brought attention to his non-profit, Wholesome Wave, that connects low-income neighborhoods with fresh food straight from the local farmers. Read More


Chef Michel Nischan Talks Food Politics with Food Republic

By admin | January 11, 2012

great thinkers

This week Food Republic has a guest editor and it is none other than renowned chef and food activist Michel Nischan of Dressing Room in Westport, Connecticut. As co-founder, CEO and President of Wholesome Wave Foundation, which helps improve the accessibility and affordability of healthful, locally grown fruits and vegetables in food deserts, Michel was the perfect fit for guest editor of Food Republic’s Food Political section.

While many chefs are recently jumping on the local and green bandwagon, Nischan has been known for leading this movement ages ago. As Food Republic Editorial Director explains through an interview with Michel, his first exposure to healthy fresh food was through his mother’s kitchen Read More


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