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May 02, 2019

If Managed Care Organizations & Accountable Care Organizations invested in school nutrition programs now to ensure lunches are up to Health Hunger-Free Kids Act standards, it may cut healthcare costs tomorrow. Andrew Falacci blogs on the importance of instilling healthy eating habits in youth to “avoid costs and poor health in the future."

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6 million
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saved annually for the MassHealth pharmacy program. Figure most recently updated in 2016
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in savings and revenue generated for Massachusetts in FY17