With support from the Park Nicollet Foundation, HealthPartners announces an initiative giving children who visit Park Nicollet’s St. Louis Park Clinic a $10 voucher to buy fruits and vegetables at Cub Foods stores in the Twin Cities, Minn., metro area. The initiative will run through October and is expected to reach 3,500 families in the area.
The voucher giveaway expands other programs by HealthPartners to promote consumption of fruits and vegetables, especially in childhood, when life-long health habits are often established. In another pilot project with the Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, doctors write prescriptions for fruit and vegetables for children ages 5 to 12. The prescriptions are redeemable for $10 at five area Festival Foods, Kowalski’s and Cub grocery stores.