Our New Year’s Resolution: Improving Client Health Outcomes
Happy new year!
I want to call your attention to this article that was recently published in The Washington Post written by Professor Daphne Miller from the University of California, San Francisco. This article does a thorough job of highlighting the Food as Medicine movement and lifts up the importance of addressing nutrition security while spotlighting research that underscores the value proposition of Open Hand’s approach to nutrition services.
Our commitment to made-from-scratch, delicious cuisine and high nutritional standards that can change the trajectory of our client’s health outcomes is unwavering. Many peer reviewed studies evaluating the impact of a medically-tailored meal intervention are summarized on the Food Is Medicine Coalition website. These research studies point to improved health outcomes, lowered healthcare costs and improved patient/client satisfaction.
I also want to point out that this article highlights the differences in a truly medically-tailored meal (such as what we prepare at Open Hand) and meals produced by for-profit companies claiming to offer medically-appropriate meals. There are tremendous differences that showcase just how much science goes into Open Hand’s menu planning compared to other meal companies. I’m grateful to Professor Miller for her thoughtful research and writing.
As we enter a new year of service to Georgia, we are more committed than ever to our purpose and strategies for helping our clients achieve optimal health.