Grow Clinic doctors write prescriptions for their patients to the Preventive Food Pantry for high calorie, protein rich foods. More on the Grow Clinic here: bmc.org/pediatrics-growclinic.htm. Pick up a food list for shopping or bring a Special Request. There are collection baskets in the Lower Hall and the vestibule outside the Sanctuary. September and October is “Protein Power:”
- peanut butter
- canned tuna or chicken
- canned stews
- infant strained chicken/beef/turkey
Food: One of the Most Important Medicines
The Grow Clinic for Children is an outpatient subspecialty clinic at Boston Medical Center that started in 1984 to provide comprehensive specialty medical, nutritional, developmental and social services and dietary assistance to children from the Greater Boston area referred with Failure To Thrive (FTT) by their primary care physician. In addition to providing clinical services, we advocate for policies that decrease the number of children in need. The Grow Clinic is part of BMC’s Department of Pediatrics.