The Fifty One

Can We Solve Our Healthcare Crisis With Food?


Should food and lifestyle changes be the first line of therapy prescribed by physicians? In the latest episode of The Fifty One, we examine food insecurity and the chronically ill.



Last year, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill providing $6 million over three years to the Food Is Medicine pilot. The program will provide medically tailored meals for 1,000 Medi-Cal patients struggling with either Type 2 Diabetes or congestive heart failure. We look at what sorts of benefits that might bring, and how organizations elsewhere in the country are taking up the “food as medicine” idea and running with it in the latest episode of The Fifty One. Listen now!

The Fifty One is presented by DAME and produced and distributed by Critical Frequency. In our first season, we worked with local reporters across the country to explore food access in their communities. You can subscribe and listen to the full season on all platforms including Sticher, Apple, and Google Play.

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