Family First Health Providers Telling Patients “Eat Your Greens!”
Community health center shares health tips on making fruits and vegetables part of the conversation with your doctor and dentist.
Central PA (March 16, 2013) –Family First Health, a community health center in York and Adams Counties, is encouraging patients to make fruits and veggies part of the discussion with their doctor and dentist. Through a series of events called “Eat Your Greens,” Family First Health is prescribing a healthier lifestyle to patients and non-patients alike.
Studies have shown that cost efficiencies in health care coverage can be attained by proactive health habits, like a well-balanced diet and high intake of fruits and vegetables. A major study by National Institutes of Health showed a 58 percent reduction in new cases of diabetes over five years with just a very modest lifestyle and diet intervention with a 5 percent weight loss.
“Having people take better care of themselves is one of the best ways of reducing the costs of health care coverage,” says Jenny Englerth, CEO of Family First Health. “We want our patients to know that they can be an active partner in their health by talking with their doctor or dentist about their diet.”
The public can visit FamilyFirstHealth.org/greens for more information on the benefits of eating a healthy diet and some myth-busting facts on healthy eating and budget. Follow Family First Health on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FamilyFirstHealth.
About Family First Health
Founded in 1970, York Health Corporation, now Family First Health, is a non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center dedicated to providing a broad range of primary health, dental care and social services at its sites on South George Street in York, Hannah Penn Middle School, Lewisberry, Hanover and Gettysburg. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Family First Health offers a reduced fee program for the uninsured and accepts most other health insurances. For more information regarding the programs and services offered through Family First Health, please visit the Web site at www.familyfirsthealth.org. Se habla espańol.