How Food as Medicine technology powers employee wellness

by Sifter
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Judy Seybold
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MS, RDN, LD, CLC
June 11, 2024
June 11, 2024
Inflation-driven premium increases. Higher deductibles and copays. Soaring prescription drug prices. Is there any solution to rampant healthcare costs? Yes — help employees manage or prevent chronic disease by promoting healthy food choices.

Sifter's Food as Medicine platform makes it possible to deliver scalable, nutrition-based programs that connect employees to the grocery foods that are right for their medically tailored diets. This means promoting and incentivizing foods that meet their specific and often complex health conditions.

Our powerful technology identifies grocery food eligibility for hundreds of chronic health conditions, including diabetes, kidney disease, IBS, heart health, and food allergies. We make it easy to bring Food as Medicine into the workplace on an effective and personalized basis:

➤ Sifter's high-quality approved product lists (APLs) are used by health plans to design food benefit incentives precisely tailored for one or more chronic conditions. This encourages employee members to comply with a prescriptive diet, leading to lower healthcare costs.

➤ Employer wellness programs use Sifter to create healthy snacking cards, good for the purchase of pre-approved foods and beverages at the employee's preferred food retailer.

➤ Health insurers seeking a fast-to-market solution can white-label Sifter's powerful "scan by diet" functionality. This fully tested, fully functioning grocery shopping tool can be seamlessly linked to an existing mobile app. Employee members use their phone to scan grocery product barcodes and confirm, on the spot, whether the food is approved under their benefit program.

Sifter can power an effective Food as Medicine program that improves employee health outcomes and lowers healthcare costs.

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