February 19, 2015 – Kim Kessler, Policy
and Special Programs Director of the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy,
aired the nineteenth episode of “Eating Matters,” on Heritage Radio Network
titled “Prescribing Food, Part 3: Food & Healthcare.” In this episode, Kim
welcomes Dr. Deborah Frank, the founder and director of the Grow Clinic for
Children at the Boston Medical Center. Dr. Frank shares details about Children's
HealthWatch and how malnutrition in children is an issue in the United States
that deserves to be addressed. Later in the show, Kim gets the scoop on the
Preventive Food Pantry housed at the Boston Medical Center. The Pantry works to
address nutrition-related illness and under-nutrition for low-income patients.
It provides supplemental foods that best promote physical health, prevent
future illness and facilitate recovery. The Pantry is often used by patients
with cancer, HIV/AIDS, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, obesity, food
allergies and other chronic conditions.
to Episode 19