b'Worksites wellness programs are another area where creative approaches to food distribution and availability should be considered. Employers are invested in the health of their employees and often their families. While many employers dont have cafeterias or catered meals, making healthy food accessible at the workplace can be accomplished in relatively simple ways, such as contracting as a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) site, healthy vending options, and developing healthy meals policies for employer-sponsored events.CONVENIENCEWhile the food retail landscape has shifted to offering more convenient approaches to healthy, home-cooked meals through home delivery, subscription box models delivered directly to peoples homes, and precut vegetables in supermarkets, these models are typically marketed to higher in-come customers. Especially in urban areas and among people with lower incomes whove identified transportation as a barrier, approaches to increase the convenience and availability of fresh food have the potential to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables. Foodlinks Curbside Market pi-loted a project to offer some pre-cut and cleaned vegetables on the trucks, with mixed success due to spoilage and refrigeration on the trucks. They continue to test innovative ideas, such as recipe boxes to bring convenience to a wider population. HEALTH CAREAs health care continues to move toward value-based payment, there is an increased emphasis on the social determinants of health. Lack of access to food has been linked to chronic disease, 16and also poor mental health. 17Health care programs should consider how their patients diets affect their health and dedicate resources to address the barriers they might experience based on socio-economic status or age. Making educational programs available to patients has the potential to not only teach people about making different choices but provides opportunity for people to learn from their peers. Foodlink has been embedding the Cooking Matters program in health care settings. Participants at a recent class at Highland Family Medicine found the link between their primary health care and preventative edu-cation refreshing and helpful, remarking this class has made me healthier and better able to man-age my health even my doctor noticed.Referrals to food assistance resources are one option for health care providers when responding to patients social determinants of health, which requires office staff to know about community food assistance resources and provide information in an accessible and understandable way. Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) Programs 18are another promising intervention, especially when combined with a financial incentive to address the cost barrier to purchasing fruits and vegetables. These programs can help address barriers for people diagnosed with diet-related chronic condi-tions. A FVRx pilot program conducted by the Food and Health Network of South Central New York 19demonstrated high patient satisfaction, better management of cholesterol, diabetes and weight loss, and economic benefits by encouraging purchases of local produce. Foodlink is also piloting a FVRx program with health care providers identifying patients at-risk. The Foodlink pilot will provide participants a $30 monthly stipend for Curbside Market.36'