A Prescription for Diabetes
1 Grain to 1000 Grains, in collaboration with the
Samaritan House Clinic, has developed a new ‘Healthy
Lifestyles for Diabetes’ Program to address the high incidence of
Type-2 diabetes within low-income families in San Mateo County.
Currently, nearly 8% of San Mateo County adults have diabetes.
Launched in January 2017, this program integrates1000 Grains’
Lifestyles Program (HLP) with the Samaritan House’s patient
counseling protocols and impact assessment. HLP
takes a novel approach to nourishing the roots of family health
by integrating food and health, household finance, and
time/stress management. Weekly distributions of farm-fresh
produce (sourced directly from the local farms that supply 1000
program), along with whole grains and beans, reinforce
newfound healthful behaviors. All the best to our partners on the
launch of this new initiative and stay tuned to learn more!