304.369.1230 Ext. 4502
Ladie Viars, RN, BSN
Director of Clinical Education and Community Health
The BMH Foundation for Community Health FARMacy Program is a 15-week program that helps families improve their health by providing fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables - at no cost. The program is made available through a grant from the WV Farmers Market Association
The Boone County FARMacy Program is a partnership between the BMH Healthy Lifestyle Program and the WVU Extension Service.
AM I ELIGIBLE?
*IF YOU ANSWER YES TO AT LEAST ONE OF THE QUESTIONS BELOW, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE
1) Do you have diabetes, heart disease or another chronic illness?
2) Does your family sometimes run out of food?
3) Do you provide care for at least one child under the age of 18?
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
Your medical provider gives you a prescription for fresh fruits and vegetables.
Use your prescription to shop at the weekly farmer's market (organized by BMH
and WVU Extension).
Participate in 6 nutrition education and cooking classes.
Complete medical assessments such as weight, blood pressure, finger-stick blood tests, etc.
Complete surveys about your eating and lifestyle habits.
The program will not interfere with current food benefits.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Contact Ladie Viars, RN, BSN at 304-369-1230 Ext. 4502 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slots are limited and applicants are taken on a first come, first serve basis.
DATE OF NEXT PROGRAM:
Begins June 14