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Food is Medicine

Food is Medicine (FIM) interventions are tailored to respond to the connection between food and health by helping to prevent and treat diet-related disease. They are made up of two components: the provision of food that supports health or food assistance and a nexus to the health care system. Examples include medically tailored meals (MTM), medically tailored groceries, and produce prescriptions.



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Medically Tailored Home-Delivered Meals Demonstration Pilot Act

H.R. 6780 - Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA)

  • Introduced on 12/13/23

  • 32 Co-Sponsors as of 3/18/24

S.2133 - Senator Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]

  • Introduced on 6/22/23

  • 3 Co-Sponsors as of 3/18/24


This bill would:

  • Establish a three-year Medicare pilot program to assess the effects of a covered hospital providing medically tailored home-delivered meals (MTM) to qualified individuals. Covered hospitals would provide at least two home-delivered meals per day to qualified individuals, as well as any dependents under the age of 18 who reside in their household for at least 12 weeks. 


  • The bills were referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance. 


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