Food Farmacy Lessons Learned

Kay Stearns Bruening (NFS-NSD) PI, and Xiafei Wang (SWK) co-I, Food Farmacy Lessons Learned, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center / Mother Cabrini Foundation. 1/1/23-12/31/23

The Falk College nutrition programs will provide support to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Food Farmacy program. Food Farmacy serves patients of St. Joseph’s primary and behavioral health care services who have chronic nutrition-related health conditions and are food insecure. The program provides eligible participants with nutrition counseling, access to care and local resources, and fresh, healthy food and recipes for three meals per week for a 10-week period. Falk College students and faculty support the program by providing nutrition education programming and food demonstrations recorded in the Nutrition Assessment, Consulting, and Education Center, under the supervision of Food Farmacy registered dieticians and Syracuse University nutrition faculty. Dr. Xiafei Wang of the Falk School of Social Work will serve as program evaluator for the project.