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Get free food and expert nutrition advice with Foodsmart

Eligible CountyCare members can receive fresh food boxes and/or prepared meals along with a personal nutrition coach — a registered dietitian — at no cost. Members living with hyperlipidemia, hypertension, or diabetes or pregnant persons who develop gestational diabetes or pregnancy induced hypertension are eligible to receive a minimum of $250 in fresh food (yes, really!) for completing their first phone visit with a nutrition coach!
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Your Foodsmart Nutrition Benefit with CountyCare Health Plan

With your CountyCare Health Plan, you have access to free fresh food deliveries and Foodsmart nutrition support, including:
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Unlimited Phone Visits with a Nutrition Coach

Get personalized nutrition support from an expert nutrition coach, on your time, by phone or video. They’ll help you find a program that works for your unique health history, preferences, and goals.
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Fresh Food Deliveries

Members living with hyperlipidemia, hypertension, or diabetes, or pregnant persons who develop gestational diabetes or pregnancy induced hypertension are eligible to receive fresh produce boxes or ready to heat and serve meals. Depending on your condition, you will receive anywhere between $250 and $1,800 worth of fresh food.
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Grocery Money

All members with CountyCare receive $50 in grocery money for attending their first appointment with their Foodsmart dietitian. This is in addition to the fresh food deliveries.
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The Foodsmart App

Access to Foodsmart's app filled with thousands of recipes customized to your nutrition goals.

Foodsmart makes eating well simple and affordable

Eating well doesn't have to be expensive or time consuming. With Foodsmart, you’ll gain a partner to guide you on your journey to better nutrition and help you create a budget-friendly meal plan that meets your health goals. Your nutrition coach — a licensed nutrition professional — is clinically trained to support your unique needs, including managing medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. Book your first visit today!

How to get started

The following members are eligible for fresh food deliveries:

Members living with hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia Pregnant persons who develop gestational diabetes or pregnancy induced hypertension.

Follow these simple steps and book your first visit:

  1. Visit to book your audio or virtual visit with a nutrition coach at no cost to you.
  2. Follow the prompts to choose a date & time that works for you.
  3. Locate your HealthChoice Illinois CountyCare member ID card and enter your member ID when prompted.
  4. Complete your appointment request!
  5. Meet with your nutrition coach to learn more about the type of fresh food deliveries you are eligible for.
  6. After you complete your first visit, you will receive your $50 in grocery money plus your fresh food delivery plan.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Foodsmart?

CountyCare has partnered with Foodsmart to bring its members access to free nutrition counseling. Foodsmart is a personal nutrition program that helps members create a nutrition plan that fits their health and wellness goals, and budget. We offer members a simple solution to managing their health and reaching their nutrition goals.

Foodsmart connects members with their own nutrition coaches, a nutrition expert who is licensed to support members with common medical conditions, like diabetes, cancer, heart conditions and obesity, through nutrition and healthy choices. Foodsmart's digital app helps members with meal planning, shopping on a budget, and food delivery.

How do I know if I am eligible for fresh food deliveries?

Certain members are eligible for no-cost home-delivered medically tailored food boxes and ready to heat and service meals.

-Members living with hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia

-Pregnant persons who develop gestational diabetes or pregnancy induced hypertension

To confirm eligibility, schedule an initial appointment with a Foodsmart nutrition coach at

What kind of food do I reserve if I am eligible?

Based on your health condition, you will either receive fresh produce boxes to make delicious and nutritious meals, or prepared meals that are ready to heat and serve.

Deliveries vary based on what is in season, but here are a few sample menu items:

-Turkey kale meatballs, cauliflower rice, zucchini
-Lemon pepper chicken leg, Spanish tomato rice, string beans
-Red beans and brown rice, glazed carrots, corn muffin

Produce Boxes
-Bananas, sweet potatoes, broccoli, avocado, grapes
-Pineapple, cantaloupe, oranges, apples, plums

What can a dietitian help me with?

Foodsmart’s nutrition coaches can guide members through any health or wellness concern—from maternity nutrition to nutrition for diabetics. Foodsmart provides best-in-class situational nutritional support by helping members stay on track to meet their goals and sharing their expertise along the way.

Because Foodsmart only employs registered dietitians licensed to treat complex conditions, the program is ideal for anyone with specific conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Foodsmart’s customized meal planning and recipes help busy families save time each week and alleviate stress.

How will this program work with my other providers and care manager team?

Working with a nutrition coach is a wonderful addition to any care management team. We'll work to understand your current medications, practices and goals, then develop a nutrition plan that can fit easily into your routine.
If you are currently enrolled in the Foodsmart program and wish to discontinue your participation, please reach out to us at (773) 207-7976. If you would like to opt out of receiving email and SMS, please click here.