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Minneapolis resident Fannie Mae Anderson, who has diabetes, meets with nurse Carmelita Nelson Monday, Apr. 7, 2014 at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Anderson has regular appointments with Nelson to help manage her diabetes, and she receives a bag of free nutritious food each time to help her eat healthier. Credit: Jennifer Simonson/MPR News

Food is simple prescription to patient health needs

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Hungry children are hospitalized more often. They're at a higher risk for developmental problems and their moms are more likely to be depressed. Yet, hunger rarely comes up when those kids and their families see a doctor.


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