b'Health Conditions and InsuranceWe also learned about how health conditions can impact how people eat. One mother described when she was looking for a pediatric dentist to address her daughters cavity. Given her untreated dental pain, her mother said her daughter was unlikely to choose a piece of fruit over a softer snack.For other participants, it was the diagnosis of a chronic disease that finally prompted them to enroll in chronic disease management programs, or to begin to understand how their diet im-pacted their health. From a health systems perspective, we learned that patients with diabetes are encouraged to enroll in educational programs but their insurance is likely to stop reimbursing these classes once their A1C levels are under control. Some payment models encourage patients to make use of such resources, but then remove the resource just as it is demonstrating its impact on behaviors and health outcomes. Similarly, patients with pre-diabetes or borderline hypertension have experienced insurance barriers to receiving services or education that could help prevent their disease progres-sion.One of the strengths of the Community Caf model is that participants can learn from each other. Each caf allowed opportunities for members to share successes and creative ideas for increasing fruits and vegetables. Some ideas that were shared included: Weekly or monthly meal preparation and freezing to reduce the mental load of meal preparation throughout the week; Freezing grapes or strawberries to offer children instead of popsicles; Growing food in container gardens in a sunny spot in the home; Having a full fruit bowl in the kitchen for quick snacks;Increasing healthier options at holidays and celebrations;Using food and lifestyle as means to meeting personal or organizational goals.Beyond the DataOur experiences talking with community members allowed us to more deeply explore the experi-ences of consumers in balancing busy lives, personal preferences and cost considerations when making daily food choices. We have helped identify community interests, along with barriers and opportunities to improve access to and consumption of fruits and vegetables. The participants had diverse levels of understanding, experience and preferences, but all expressed the understanding that reducing barriers and integrating these concepts into our culture, institutions and daily lives could help people to consume more fruits and vegetables.Residents participate in a Community Caf.29'