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Registration Open for Tanner’s Food As Medicine Program



Food is not just fuel for our bodies.

It’s also powerful medicine.

Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well is helping patients eat healthier and manage chronic disease with its Food As Medicine program.

The program provides education and nutrition support for eligible patients and their families to help manage disease risks for diabetes and high blood pressure. It also offers individualized health coaching, free healthy food weekly and fun cooking classes on preparing it.

“Our team is dedicated to helping patients improve their health,” said Mary Chitwood, RDN, LD, of Get Healthy, Live Well. “West Georgia is fortunate to have a program that offers hope and education for those who suffer from chronic diseases.”

Individuals may apply for participation in the free program, consisting of 12 weekly sessions for diabetes and six weekly sessions for high blood pressure. Eligibility requirements include a confirmed diagnosis by a physician.

If an individual doesn’t have a physician, a referral for one will be provided. Once enrolled in the program, patients receive a “prescription” for Get Healthy, Live Well’s Healthy Food Farmacy, where they can pick up fresh boxed produce that they can use to prepare nutritious meals for themselves and their families.

The Healthy Food Farmacy is in the Get Healthy, Live Well headquarters at 148 Clinic Avenue, across from Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton — the former site of Children’s Healthcare of West Georgia.

To learn more and register, visit tanner.org/foodasmedicine.

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