Food Security Resource Center

Having access to fresh fruits and vegetables is a central part of Rooted Community Health's mission to promote human flourishing and an ethically responsible understanding of our interdependency as a community. There are many members of our community that do not have this sort of access for a variety of reasons. Here, you will find many different resources developed in concert with health professionals that address food security issues geared both to patients and care providers.

Resources for Patients

These resources highlight a variety of issues that can make it challenging for patients to find healthy food. At times, this is because the place the patient lives does not have a full-service grocery store and is forced to shop at a convenience store. Other times, patients need help knowing how to apply for assistance like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). All of the resources below have been made in collaboration with the VUMC Dietetic Internship Program and approved by VUMC Patient Education. Click the links below to access the resources:

Map of Nashville Food Resources

Healthy Choices at Convenience Stores

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Cooking Dinner on a Budget


Resources for Care Providers

These resources focus on a variety of elements associated with lack of food access and how it appears in the clinic. The resources are made available through .PDF downloads in the categories below.

Screening for Food Insecurity

Food Security and Disordered Eating

Cultural Sensitivity and Food Security