Research & Impact

We are committed to research and creating positive health outcomes for those we serve. Food is medicine, and we believe through the power of our medically tailored meals and nutrition interventions, we can continue to improve the health of our fellow Georgians.

Program Outcomes

Hospital to Home

Recognizing that nutrition is critical for patients recovering from hospitalization, Open Hand Atlanta and Grady provide healthy meals for patients at a critical time in their care.

GRITS Impact Across Georgia

GRITS (Georgians Receiving Insightful Telenutrition Seminars) is an innovative approach to deliver telenutrition education and counseling to older adults in senior centers, places of worship, and in the home.

Ending the Epidemic (2022)

Over 6 months, 130 individuals facing food insecurity & chronic disease participated in the Produce Prescription Program, receiving home-delivered produce boxes.

CVS Health Zones (2021)

The CVS Health Zones 2021 program provided medically-tailored meals for 4 weeks followed by 6 weeks of Cooking Matters nutrition education paired with weekly seasonal produce delivery.

Gestational Diabetes Nutrition Education

Pregnant women recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes were enrolled in this program at diagnosis and received medically tailored meals and nutrition education to better manage their health.

Produce Prescription Program Impact

Over the course of this six-month program, participants received seasonal, local produce boxes weekly and engaged in 6 weeks of hands-on cooking and nutrition classes called Cooking Matters.