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Veggie Rx Denver Inner City Parish

Veggie Rx

Vegetables are some of the best sources of dietary fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants but fewer than 10% of low income Americans are getting enough for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines*.

*Guidelines are 2 ½ cups or 9 servings. This looks like: two medium carrots, 1 ear of corn and one large tomato.


VeggieRx provides education about healthy foods through an 8-session program using hands-on food preparation, knife skills, healthy activities, tips on how to buy the most nutritious food on a budget, and local resources to find healthier food.

Participants receive incentives throughout the course, including a grocery store gift card at session end. Participants also have access to DICP’s Food Pantry and Care Navigation resources.

Sample Curriculum:

Week 1: Eating the Rainbow – Eating a Balanced Plate
Week 2: Knife and Kitchen Safety – Making a Salad
Week 3: Preplanned Meals – Local Resources
Week 4: Gardening – Grow Our Own Food
Week 5: Label Reading – Serving Sizes & Whole Grains
Week 6: Rest & Exercise – Adding More Veggies
Week 7: Healthy Meal in One Pan – Stir Fry
Week 8: Oral Health – Healthy Snacks



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