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Carolina Care Plan Launches New Home Delivery Program for Organic Produce
Date:6/3/2009

COLUMBIA, S.C., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Carolina Care Plan members can now have fresh organic vegetables, herbs and micro greens delivered directly to their homes through a new partnership with The Chef's Garden, a family-run farm who currently provides produce to well-known South Carolina restaurants including Charleston Grill and Circa 1886.

Mantras to live healthier, resolutions to eliminate unhealthy habits and promises to enhance diet and exercise seem to be the focus of every conversation these days. Many of the more progressive healthcare providers around the nation support these efforts by providing preventive wellness and disease management programs to help their members get healthy and stay healthy. Carolina Care Plan's recently announced produce delivery program takes these concepts to a whole new level.

"Consistent with our message of promoting healthy lifestyles, including healthy food choices, we are pleased to be able to offer our members this unique opportunity. We feel it's important that we not only promote the benefits of making healthy lifestyle changes, but that we also provide a means for members to do so," says Paula Sauer, VP of Care Management. "This is a natural component of our strong commitment to wellness."

Carolina Care Plan members already have access to an array of programs and services to help identify and manage lifestyle behaviors that contribute to health risks. Wellness support tools include smoking cessation programs, Weight Watchers, fitness club discounts, Nurse Line and a host of online interactive tools to maximize health and wellness.

Previously only available to professional chefs, produce from The Chef's Garden is grown using sustainable agriculture best practices, hand-harvested and shipped for delivery within a week. The company ensures that all produce is safe for both consumers and the environment while offering maximum nutrition and tast
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