Farmers’ Market Voucher Initiative to Improve Diabetes Control in Older Adults
Harris, Jacqulene Pick
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Harris, J. P., Bett, C., & McCleary-Jones, V. (2022). Farmers’ market voucher initiative to improve diabetes control in older adults. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 18(2), 236–238. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2021.09.010
This pilot study investigated reported fruit and vegetable consumption and diabetic control for older patients with a diagnoses of diabetes and food insecurity at a rural Midwestern Federally Qualified Health Center. Vouchers ($40 per month for 3 months) were provided for fruits and vegetables at a local farmers’ market during a 12-week program (June 2020-August 2020). Data revealed a statistically significant increase in reported green vegetable consumption and farmers’ market visits postintervention. There was not a significant change in hemoglobin A1c, body mass index, or other reported produce consumption.
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