Home-Delivered Meals Positively Affect Health Outcomes
We are proud to announce the outcomes of our recent study which finds reliable access to medically- tailored meals improves health outcome and medication adherence among chronically ill patients. The study was co-written by an Emerson Hunger Fellow from the Congressional Hunger Center, Daniel J. Cohn, and our CEO, David B. Waters.
"The results of this study illustrate the vital importance of reliable access to healthy meals for patients battling critical and chronic illness," said David Waters. "Not only does regular access to nutritious foods help reduce anxiety and depression in patients, but it also plays a vital role in the overall treatment process-helping patients maintain their weight, improving medication intake and absorption, and reducing unnecessary hospitalizations."
The study also offered several key recommendations for future study and action, including additional research to determine the impact of nutritious foods on health outcomes; the expansion of government sponsored health insurance programs to include nutritious foods; further data collection on food security
and hospitalization rates; and a better understanding and consensus on what should be included in medical
nutrition therapy. We are so grateful to Dan Cohn and will be publishing the first white paper soon!