SPUR Comments on Proposed Food Insecurity Screening Tools

Advocacy Letter

SPUR supports integrating food-based interventions such as produce prescriptions and medically tailored meals into healthcare. Evidence strongly indicates that these interventions can help reduce average blood sugar in those with diabetes, high blood pressure and preterm birth as well as reduce healthcare costs. To fully integrate these services, it is helpful to screen patients for food insecurity which the measures discussed in this letter would allow.