Education for Health Professionals

We believe food has the power to both prevent and cure illness and disease. We work with the medical community to promote food as medicine by helping them identify food insecurity and connect their patients with nutrition resources. 


We offer health professionals food & Nutrition Screening algorithms to help identify food insecurity

While nearly 14% of children in Vermont live in food insecure households, 90% of Vermont children are covered by health insurance and have access to medical care. Therefore, health professionals are in a unique position to intervene and help children get the nutrition they need. Hunger Free Vermont offers resources to teach health professionals about how to recognize hunger, talk about the issue with their patients and their parents, and help connect families with nutrition resources.