Instacart Health connects stakeholders to promote the food as medicine movement

Recognizing that food insecurity stems from a number of factors, including lack of income and transportation or mobility barriers, and that poor diet correlates directly with increases in diet-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, Instacart is focusing its efforts on three areas. where she believes she can make the biggest difference: food security, easier choices for healthier choices, and food as medicine.

In this episode of FoodNavigator-USA’s Soup-To-Nuts podcast, Sara Mastrorocco, vice president and general manager of Instacart Health, shares how the company is building on its strong foundation in food access and nutrition to improve food security and help reversing the damage it can cause and lower US health care costs, 85% of which go to diet-related chronic diseases.

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Instacart offers more than convenience

Many Americans used or became familiar with Instacart during the pandemic, when they turned to the grocery tech company to access the food they need and love from its 1,400 banner retail partners with 80,000 stores , while sheltering at home. Today, millions of consumers continue to rely on Instacart, whose mission is to create a world where people have access to the food they love and more time to enjoy it together.

But as Mastrorocco explains, Instacart offers more than convenient food delivery — it also offers tools to help Americans build healthier habits, stretch their grocery budgets and improve food security.

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