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Medline responds to food-as-medicine movement 

Medline responds to food-as-medicine movement 

Medline responds to food-as-medicine movement 

NORTHFIELD, Ill. – Medline has launched a new Food Benefit Solution that allows Medicare Advantage and Managed Medicaid Organizations to offer locally sourced and fresh produce, healthy groceries and prepared meals – delivered directly to member homes – as an added supplemental benefit. 

“Access to a food benefit can help members meet their nutritional needs, encourage healthier eating habits, and manage and prevent chronic diseases,” said Amy Rogers, BSN, RN, Medline’s senior clinical resource manager. “For health care insurance providers, Medline’s Food Benefit Solution adds healthy food options to Medicare Advantage plans; an attractive ‘extra’ in a competitive market.” 

Through the solution, members can easily go online, and using their allotted benefits, select from three food categories: produce boxes (vegetable only, fruit only or a combination of both); grocery boxes (variety boxes with prepared meals, produce, and/or healthy groceries, staples and snacks) and prepared foods (five, seven, 10 and 14-meal combination boxes). 

Produce and prepared meals are delivered in insulated boxes, ensuring appropriate temperature levels during transportation and delivery. 

Additionally, on Dec. 7, Medline will host a webinar with registered dietitian nutritionist Lisa Roberson to outline key challenges of the food-as-medicine movement and identify possible mitigation solutions. Register for the webinar here


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