Think Regeneration is happy to announce it will be launching a new food-is-medicine event series in 2024 supported by funding from the Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA). The new program will create opportunities for producers and medical professionals to connect and learn from each other about new prescription food markets opening up around the country.
The funding will allow Think Regeneration to host national events this year and in 2025 in Colorado and Oklahoma.
“Part of the vision of our organization involves moving the trillions we spend on reactive medicine into preventative medicine, primarily by improving the food supply,” said Ryan Slabaugh, founder of Think Regeneration. “This is not a radical act. We believe that reconnecting agriculture to human health outcomes is just common sense.”
Currently, 13 states are testing prescription food programs that are designed to help diabetics, and other people suffering from chronic diseases, help manage their care through nutrition.