Recipe for Health

MLK Community Healthcare is excited to offer the Recipe for Health food program. It is based on the idea that food is an important medicine that can help heal the body. The program includes a weekly supply of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as tools and tips that help you learn how to eat to improve your health. When you are part of the program, our team is here to support you as you develop healthy eating habits that you can use for the rest of your life.

Who can join?

When you meet with your doctor from the MLK Community Medical Group, and discuss your health issues, your doctor may recommend that you participate in the Recipe for Health food program. One of our clinic staff will then ask you some questions to see if you are a good fit for the program.

You can join the program if you are 18 years old or older and have one of the following chronic medical conditions

  • Prediabetes (having higher blood sugar than normal)
  • Diabetes (high blood sugar)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity (body mass index of 30 and above) and/or
  • have a medical condition that needs a special diet and/or are not generally eating healthful foods

Answers to important questions

What are the requirements to stay in the program?

This program is designed to help you learn healthy cooking and eating habits. In order to maintain your eligibility, be sure to complete the following program requirements

  • Pick up your weekly food packages
  • Check in with the clinic team on your program progress every month
  • Participate in at least one wellness class a month, nutrition or exercise
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What if I want to switch doctors?

If you would like to see a doctor who is not part of MLK Community Healthcare, you can still be in the program. Ask your doctor to give you a copy of your health results on a regular basis. You should bring that information to MLK Community Healthcare when you come to pick up more food vouchers. The clinic team will use this information to help them track your progress in the program.

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What if I can’t pick up my food on the day that I requested?

That’s OK! Just give us a call at 424-338-8798 to let us know that you would like to pick another day that works best for you between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.

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Check out our food program!

Fresh produce and nutrition program for qualifying clinic patients. Feel the benefits in your body, with your family. Check eligibility and learn more today.

Recipe for Health program information
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Nutrition & wellness class for kids
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Clase de nutrición y bienestar para niños
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