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Kids get $10 prescriptions for fruits and veggies

During well child exams until July 31, doctors are handing out a special prescription to help kids learn about healthy foods

June 19, 2017

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Kids who make an appointment at any of our 55 HealthPartners and Park Nicollet clinic locations from now until July 31st will get more than a well child exam. They’ll receive a $10 prescription to redeem for fresh fruits and vegetables at Cub Foods.

Try for five

This partnership is all about helping kids learn to power their minds and bodies with fresh fruits and vegetables. “When a Medical Provider writes a prescription, it sends a powerful message to families,” said Dr. Jason Maxwell of HealthPartners. “Eating five fruits and vegetables per day helps us improve our health, naturally.”

Tips for helping kids eat healthier

Engage your child and they’ll be more likely to make better choices and try new things. Here are some ideas to try at home before heading to the store with your $10 prescription.

  • Choose a recipe together and have them make the grocery list. They’ll practice their handwriting while helping out!
  • Go through the sale flyers together and plan your menu around seasonal specials.
  • Even the youngest kids can get involved. Ask them to name one fruit or veggie that they like. Then, plan a recipe around that choice.
  • Older children can take on a whole meal – choose the menu, find recipes and make the grocery list.

Here’s one of our favorite recipes:

And you can get even more tips about better-for-you foods at Then, round up your kids and head in for your well child exams and $10 prescriptions, powered by Cub Foods:

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