Home Health Parents News Now NYC Hospitals Writing Prescriptions for Fruits and Vegetables NYC Hospitals Writing Prescriptions for Fruits and Vegetables By Holly Lebowitz Rossi July 31, 2013 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print shutterstock_148109444 30442 Pediatricians at Lincoln Medical Center and Harlem Hospital are sending young children who visit the hospital for obesity treatment home with prescriptions to eat one more serving of fruits and vegetables each day. The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx), a four month pilot program, allows the patients with prescriptions to get coupons for fresh produce at farmers markets and the city's green carts. With more pediatricians treating kids for diseases formerly only seen in adults, some hospitals, feeling pressure to address one of the leading causes of health problems in their communities, are taking the lead in finding better ways to encourage children to eat better and exercise more. Image: Tomatoes, via Shutterstock By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! No comments yet. Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment NYC Hospitals Writing Prescriptions for Fruits and Vegetables Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.