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Helping people stay out of the hospital through better nutrition

California starts $6 million, three-year program to deliver medically tailored meals to chronically ill, with a goal of reducing repeat hospital stays and saving taxpayers money.

As doctors, caregivers and healthcare foodservice pros know, it’s a vulnerable time for low-income patients when they first return home after being in the hospital. Cooking meals—let alone healthy meals—can seem to be an insurmountable challenge for someone who’s used to fast food, is low on funds and on top off all that is probably feeling pretty sick.

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