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FoodMed Certified collaborates with the media to disseminate information derived from our research, corporate partnerships, expert opinions, and scientific sponsors. This partnership aims to promote coverage of our programs and events, which aim to raise awareness about the importance of food as medicine, nutritional security, and various other initiatives that hold significance.

Latest News from FoodMed Certified and Our Partners

US Rep Jim McGovern (D-MA) to Keynote Validation Institute’s Food as Medicine Strategy Summit, May 29-31, in Washington, DC

“Food as medicine has a huge impact when it comes to hospital admissions, health outcomes, and improving health in general—particularly among underserved populations and seniors. I’m excited to speak at the Food as Medicine Strategy Summit in May to discuss how food as medicine programs can bring about positive change in our country’s healthcare system,” said Congressman McGovern.

Validation Institute Announces First Group of Speakers for Food as Medicine Strategy Summit, May 29-31, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

Presenters include Dan Glickman, Former Secretary, USDA, Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center, Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, Cardiologist, Dean and Jean Mayer Professor, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy; Professor of Medicine, Tufts Medical School, and more

Ayble Health and Mayo Clinic Unveil Integrated Care Model for Digestive Health Patients, Tailored for Employers and Health Plans

November 27th, 2023

Ayble Health, a digital health platform for patientswith chronic gastrointestinal (GI) conditions, today announced a newcollaboration with the Mayo Clinic Complex Care Program to create a hybrid care model fordigestive health that matches patients with the appropriate virtual andin-person care based on acuity and need.

Validation Institute Announces Sifter Solutions Joins FoodMed Certified as Founding Member

November 2nd, 2023

Launched by Validation Institute earlier this year with support from other Founding Members, Albertsons Companies, Avēsis, Mom’s Meals, and Uber Health, Sifter Solutions becomes FoodMed Certified’s fifth Founding Member

Ayble Health is the First Company to Achieve FoodMed Certification from the Validation Institute

September 19, 2023

BOSTON, Sept. 19th, 2023 — Ayble Health, a digital health platform for patients with chronic gastrointestinal (GI) conditions, today announced it is the first digital health company to receive the prestigious FoodMed Certification from  Validation Institute (VI)…

Validation Institute Announces Dr. James Gillespie, PhD, JD, MPA, MS Joins Scientific and Expert Advisory Board for FoodMed Certified

August 1, 2023

Validation Institute (VI) announced that Dr. James Gillespie, Chief Health Officer at Umoja Food for Health and Sr. Advisor to the Stanford University School of Medicine, has joined the Scientific and Expert Advisory Board for VI’s newly launched FoodMed Certified Program…

Validation Institute Announces Addition of Dr. Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH to Scientific and Expert Advisory Board for FoodMed Certified

August 1, 2023

Dr. Dexter Shurney, President of the Blue Zones Well-Being Institute, and Former President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, has joined the Scientific and Expert Advisory Board for Validation Institute’s FoodMed Certified Program…

PopHealth Week: Validation Institute Launches the First "Food as Medicine" Certification Program

July 22, 2023

Hosts Gregg Masters and Fred Goldstein talk to Caitlin Donovan, Global Head, Uber Health, Rick Leach, JD, an Expert in Food Security and Public Health, Founder and former CEO, World Food Program, USA…

 

 

Albertsons expands 'food as medicine' partnerships

June 22, 2023

The supermarket giant is a founding member of the Validation Institute’s new FoodMed Certified Program.

Albertsons Cos. is expanding its partnerships when it comes to building a better understanding of “food as medicine” for consumers…

Validation Institute Launches FoodMed Certified Program with Albertsons Companies, Avesis, Mom's Meals, and Uber Health as Founding Members.

June 20, 2023

With Founding Members across the entire healthcare ecosystem, the FoodMed Certified Program enables organizations to build a better understanding of food as medicine programs’ potential impact on patient outcomes…

Make Every Bite Count

August 25, 2022

What you eat and drink each day has profound impact on your health. But it’s not always easy to figure out exactly what that should be. A short online search for “healthy nutrition” can quickly overwhelm you with conflicting messages.

To stay healthy and reduce your disease risk, it’s important to have a verified source for understanding what nutrients…

Food as medicine–it's just common sense

October 06, 2022

In his opening remarks at the September 28, 2022, White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health President Joe Biden voiced the need to work together to not only end hunger, but also reduce the burden of diet-related disease, which disproportionally impacts those without enough to eat.

Senator Corey Booker (D-NJ) echoed…

 

Albertsons Companies Forges New Partnerships to Expand Access to Nutritious Food and Life-Improving Medicine Available Through Supplemental Health Benefits

March 31, 2023

Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) announced today that it has partnered with global financial services technology leader FIS, which represents supplemental health benefits administrators including…

 

Food as medicine: An ancient concept whose time has come

March 13, 2023

In the nearly 2,500 years since humans first cultivated crops for medicinal purposes, the concept of “food as medicine” has remained an integral part of many Eastern healing practices. Today, the food as medicine movement is undergoing a renaissance of sorts — with growing recognition that what we eat plays an important role in disease prevention and management. This belief is buoyed by studies showing that even…

Albertsons Companies’ Sincerely Health™ Platform Introduces New Apple Watch Integration Enabling Customers to Earn Healthy Points for Closing Activity Rings

April 12, 2023

Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today announces a unique collaboration with Apple to bring activity data from Apple Watch and iPhone to the Sincerely Health digital health and wellness platform. Customers who wear Apple Watch Series 3 or later can now choose to share their activity data…

Albertsons Companies Foundation Designates June 6 as Nourishing Neighbors Day and Awards $9 Million in Multiyear Grants to Innovative Nonprofits Committed to Ending the Cycle of Hunger

June 6, 2023

Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE: ACI), along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, is amplifying its commitment to fight hunger by declaring June 6 as Nourishing Neighbors Day….

The Power of Food as Medicine: What Health Care is Doing and What is Working

June 15, 2023

Food as medicine is a popular buzz term now, but it has deep roots in the past. Why? Because nutritious food has always had the proven power to heal…

Uber Health launches grocery delivery from providers

Jun 13, 2023
The push to make food part of medical care won a prominent endorsement on Tuesday as Uber Health launched of a new grocery delivery service for patients recently discharged from hospitals and other settings…

Uber Health launches grocery and OTC meds delivery service as it expands deeper into health care

Jun 13, 2023

What you eat and drink each day has profound impact on your health. But it’s not always easy to figure out exactly what that should be. A short online search for “healthy nutrition”…

The Power of Food as Medicine: What Health Care is Doing and What is Working

June 15, 2023

Food as medicine is a popular buzz term now, but it has deep roots in the past. Why? Because nutritious food has always had the proven power to heal…

Uber Health launches grocery delivery from providers

Jun 13, 2023
The push to make food part of medical care won a prominent endorsement on Tuesday as Uber Health launched of a new grocery delivery service for patients recently discharged from hospitals and other settings…