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A New Study Is Out to Prove That Food Can Be Medicine: Community Servings and MGH are collaborating on a new research project

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"A new study hopes to prove what Hippocrates said all those centuries ago: “Let food be thy medicine.”

"Community Servings, a 27-year-old nonprofit that delivers medically tailored meals to chronically and critically ill Massachusetts residents, is teaming up with Massachusetts General Hospital to put its food-as-medicine model to the test.

“'[We want to] move toward a data-driven model where we can actually demonstrate to healthcare leaders and insurers that there’s an ROI [return on investment] benefit from investing in feeding critically ill and often very poor residents of Massachusetts,' explains Community Servings CEO David Waters..."

Author: Jamie Ducharme.

Outlet: Boston Magazine.