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Delivering Whole Food Nutrition

 

Unite For HER partners with FarmboxRx to provide breast cancer and ovarian cancer patients with healthy foods nationwide

 

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Helping to Empower and Restore through Nutrition

Crysty Jenkins, was diagnosed with breast cancer at 40 years old. She is redefining what soul food means to her with the help of Unite for HER and FarmboxRx by learning to cook new recipes with nutrient-dense ingredients. Crysty admits that, “it is difficult to tell [her] community that what we consider soul food tastes very good, but it is definitely not good for our soul.” She goes on to share that, “being introduced to Unite for HER and FarmboxRx has propelled [her] into an avenue where [she] can make better choices, not just for her, but for her son.”

For Wellness Program participants like Crysty, vegetable deliveries have been life-changing, nourishing her through treatment and recovery, and enabling her to provide nutritious meals for her family.

The Unite for HER Wellness Program provides breast cancer and ovarian cancer patients with integrative therapies and resources at no personal cost. Patients can choose therapies and services that meet their needs, ranging from yoga, counseling, and acupuncture, to nutritional offerings like fresh vegetable deliveries, nutritional counseling, cooking instruction, and meal deliveries.

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patients supported since 2009

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Through chemo, surgery, and radiation my diet was terrible.  I basically ate what I could tolerate.  Once I got through all of the harsh treatments, I knew it was time to focus on my diet.  Unite for HER has been an amazing resource.  Aubrey, my nutritionist,  has been such an amazing resource and support throughout my healthy eating journey.  Since joining Unite for HER, she has always been just a phone call or text away.  She has offered me ways to get the nutrietnts my body needs by talking with me about my diet habits and offering me recipes as well as ways to add healthy foods to my diet by helping me find ways to decrease processed foods.  The passport  has helped me with my diet changes by sending me vegetable deliveries from FarmboxRx.” 

– Becky, Wellness Program Participant

We are proud to partner with FarmboxRx to provide patients with fresh vegetables across the nation. Our team of registered dietitians work to support patients at every stage, providing personal guidance, cooking classes, and a library of recipes and tips. Many patients are unable to access fresh vegetables in their communities, and this partnership enables us to safely deliver nourishing vegetables directly to their homes.” 

– Sue Weldon, Founder & CEO of Unite for HER

“I want to tell you that I am in the middle of a six-week session for FarmboxRX, and it is incredible! I can’t tell you how much I love it, and how much it is helping me eat more vegetables!!  It is literally changing the way I eat, and for that, I can’t thank you enough” 

– Emily, Wellness Program Participant

“Teaming up with Unite For HER is the perfect example of how two organizations with similar missions and shared values can join forces to positively impact more lives. In alignment with our Food as Medicine mission, we are proud to improve the accessibility to healthy food and nutrition education as part of Unite for HER’s Wellness Program.” 

– Ashley Turner, Founder & CEO of FarmboxRx

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