Despite progress being made in integrating provision
of food into healthcare services, there are on the ground
limitations of “food is medicine” interventions that
need to be acknowledged as barriers to creating lasting
change. Goals must now expand beyond remediating
the physiologic impacts of a poor diet and reducing
associated healthcare costs and evolve toward the larger
goal of promoting health over the long term. To do so,
the authors advocate for adoption of a framework of
thinking and action based upon the concept of the right
to food,1 a concept embodied in international law and
undergirded by rich philosophical and moral traditions.

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Publication Date: 2020
Published By: American Journal of Preventative Medicine