The phrase “you are what you eat” is more than a catchy saying—it encapsulates a transformative shift in our approach to health care. The burgeoning food as medicine movement is challenging the traditional boundaries of nutrition and health care, demonstrating how our dietary choices can play a vital role in managing disease and promoting wellness.

Consider the gravity of this: More than 100 million people in the United States suffer from diet-related illnesses, accounting for a staggering 85% of…

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Beatrice A. Abiero, PhD, is Policy Research Senior Manager at Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America.