Medical Food Pantry Emergency Bag Contents; Client Education Handouts; and Volunteer Training Powerpoints
Craven, Kay; Kolasa, Kathryn; Taft, Natalie
The Medical Food Pantry at VIdant Medical Centers is a partnership of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, the Brody School of Medicine and ECU Physicians, and Vidant Health. The training partner is Eastern AHEC. Opened in 2018, it is an emergency source of health foods for patients and links patients to food resources in their home community. The Food Cards indicate the: type and amount of of food that meets the diet prescription given to the patient by their physician (healthy, carb controlled or low sodium), that will last a few days. A "To build your own healing box" handout for each prescription shows what the healthy plate should look like and what affordable foods a patient should seek. The Two powerpoints are training modules for volunteers that include information about operations of the food pantry, scripts for patient education about eating healthy food, food safety information and more.