Independent Health's

Food First Program

Powered by Foodsmart

Independent Health Medisource and Medisource Connect members receive one free year* of grocery delivery and unlimited visits with a Foodsmart nutrition coach. Get started by booking your first visit. 

*delivery is free on grocery orders over $35 

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How It Works


STEP 1 - Schedule your first visit with a Foodsmart nutrition coach (phone or computer)

You’ll work with your nutrition coach to create a personalized plan that considers your lifestyle, health history, and food budget. Your nutrition coach will provide you with  money saving shopping tips and the tools you need to reach your nutrition goals. 


STEP 2 - Receive unlimited FREE* grocery delivery for 1 year

During your second visit with your nutrition coach you will sign up for Instacart+ or Walmart+. This membership is paid for by Independent Health and will allow you to order free delivery on grocery orders over $35  (cost of groceries not included) from the comfort of your own home. You can even use SNAP benefits to pay for the food. 
*on grocery orders over $35


STEP 3 - Save time and money getting food on the table

You will work with your nutrition coach to accomplish your nutrition goals and create meal plans that work for your budget. You will be set up on the Foodsmart app for day-to-day support and will be able to order groceries stress free with your new Instacart+ or Walmart+ plan. 

STEP 4 -  See results and celebrate the journey

With regular check-ins, your dietitian will help you stay on track and adjust as needed so we're always working together towards your best you.


How to book your first visit

  1. Schedule your nutrition coach visit.
  2. Follow the prompts to choose a date & time that works for you.
  3. When asked "Is your visit covered by insurance or your employer?" choose "yes" and choose "Independent Health" as your insurance plan.
  4. Complete your appointment - it's that simple!
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Eat well with ease

Eating well does not have to be expensive or time consuming. When you book your first visit, you and your nutrition coach will meet to discuss your goals. After that, your nutrition coach will help you make a plan that fits your unique lifestyle and health conditions.


Ready to get started?

Book Your First Visit Today

Call to Schedule Appointment:

(716) 671-7160 (TTY: 711) 

We've helped 1.5 million members eat well and feel their best

The nutriquiz is a great way to make sure i’m on the right path and helps keep me motivated. I’ve been on a weight los journey for 18 months and i’ve lost 55lbs. I’m sleeping better and have more energy. I was surprised by how much more energy I've had after using Foodsmart.

Member since 2016

Foodsmart really has been absolutely perfect for me. I have energy and I can actually exercise now that I have energy!

Member since 2021

I have Hashimoto’s and losing weight can be very difficult. I have lost 10 pounds in 3 months, my joints don’t hurt as much, I sleep better, and have more energy to be active than ever before.

Collin S.
Member since 2018


Frequently Asked Questions

Foodsmart is a telehealth program with a network of registered dietitians, complemented by a digital app that includes tailored meal planning tools and an integrated food delivery marketplace.

Independent Health  partners with Foodsmart to bring Medicaid members the Food First program -  unlimited access to nutrition counseling and free grocery delivery for 1 year from Walmart+ or Instacart Express.

Food First members work one-on-one with an dietitian through unlimited, free telehealth appointments to set personalized goals, create meal plans based on their budget, and develop healthy habits.

Members are provided a free year membership to  Walmart+ or Instacart Express membership. This allows for unlimited free delivery on grocery orders over $35 

Foodsmart checks if members are eligible for  SNAP/EBT benefits and enrolled by the Foodsmart team if applicable. SNAP/EBT can be used Walmart+/ Instacart+

Members receive access to the Foodsmart platform which includes meal planning and budgeting tools, thousands of chef curated recipes, and the SNAP integrated grocery ordering through Walmart+ and Instacart+.

Our program is driven by registered dietitians who are clinically trained in medical nutrition therapy to treat all conditions with nutrition. Unlike many "one-size-fits-all" programs, we take a personalized approach to understand who you are and what you're looking to accomplish and then develop a plan just for you. We've seen numerous clinical outcomes amongst our 1.5M members with diseases like diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol. We're confident we can offer the support you need.

We work on your schedule. Whether you are available to meet once a week or once a month, we'll be here. We develop a plan that is specific to you so whether you have a goal to reach in one month or six, we can create a plan to help you get there.

Our nutrition coaches are licensed Registered Dietitians  trained to help problem-solve and work alongside you to create attainable, realistic health and nutrition goals and an action plan to reach them. They will start your initial consultation by asking about your current health goals, eating habits, medical/family history, food preferences, cooking skills, and more, to get a full picture of who you are and how they can set you up for success. With this information, they can help you create small, achievable goals and help to keep you accountable!

During your second visit you will be provided with your new Instacart Express or Walmart+ account. This will allow you to order groceries from the comfort of your own home. 

During follow-up consultations, you will check in on progress, dive deeper into your goals, and find solutions for any problems you may have.

Ready to get started?

Book Your First Visit Today

Call to Schedule Appointment:

(716) 671-7160 (TTY: 711)