Winona Health offers unique opportunity to participate in free Food as Medicine study


Food as medicine? You read that correctly. Winona Health is welcoming additional participants for a unique Food as Medicine study.

Over the course of the study, participants receive, at no cost, 14 pre-made diabetes-friendly meals from Hy-Vee plus six boxes of groceries (one per month for six months), recipes and education.

The purpose of the Food as Medicine study is to assess the impact of healthy meals and food on adults with diabetes who, within the last three months or upon enrollment in the study, have an A1C level greater than or equal to eight. A1C is a measurement of average blood sugar determined by a lab test.

Enrollment is open to a limited number of participants and will be on a first-come, first-served basis based on A1C levels and other qualifying factors. Those who volunteer for the study must commit to eight months of participation.

Those who have questions and are interested in participating are invited to visit the Winona Health website: or call 507-453-3749 as soon as possible.


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