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New program that brings healthy food to Baltimore corner stores

March 28, 2014 in News & Events

A three-year grant was awarded by the Maryland Community Health Resource Commission that will fund the Baltimarket Healthy Stores program. Click HERE to learn more about how this program helps to fight against childhood obesity.

Incentives for Change – Rewarding healthy improvements to small food stores

March 18, 2014 in News & Events

ChangeLab Solutions developed Incentives for Change to provide an overview of how local communities can reward small food retailers who wish to make healthy changes to their business models and suggests funding sources and partnerships to implement incentive programs locally. Click HERE to learn more.

A Snap shot of healthy corner store initiative

March 7, 2014 in News & Events

In response to limited food access, city and community leaders are promoting healthy neighborhoods by encouraging small food shops like corner stores to provide nutritious options. Click HERE to learn more about these initiatives.

Webster convenience stores make healthy change

February 18, 2014 in News & Events

Owners of Del Ray Doc’s Fruit & Deli are key players in a plan to have small convenience store offer fruits and vegetables. Click HERE to learn more.

Corner Stores urged to offer healthful fare.

December 3, 2013 in News & Events

A corner store in Toledo, OD found that moving produce to the front of the store results in a 50% jump in sales. This corner store is a part of the Healthy Corner Store program sponsored by the health department and Live Well Great Toledo. Click HERE to read more.

How DC is Engaging Local Businesses

August 27, 2013 in News & Events

DC Central Kitchen has partnered with 30 corner stores to deliver fresh fruits and veggies to DC neighborhoods without fully stocked grocery store. Click HERE  to learn more about this project and many more!

Good Magazine highlights the Phildelphia Healthy Corner Store Initiative

July 25, 2013 in News, News & Events

Full link about the corner store redesign here.

Read about the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s ‘Commission to Build a Healthier America’

July 24, 2013 in News & Events

What do the needs of children in early childhood and improving community health have to do with each other? Everything, according to a group of panelists who addressed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Commission to Build a Healthier America at a public meeting in Washington, D.C. yesterday.   Read a full summary of the panel discussion here.

Read about the Mass in Motion Healthy Market Program

July 15, 2013 in News, News & Events

The Mass in Motion Healthy Market Program works with local convenience store owners to make healthy, affordable food and drink options available to customers. By offering and promoting healthy options, the Healthy Market Program makes it easier for residents in these neighborhoods to eat better.

Read more about the program, and check out this news clip about one store in the program!


New healthy convenience store projects in Sacramento, CA!

July 12, 2013 in News & Events

With funding from The California Endowment, Alchemist CDC is working in partnership with several other Sacramento-based non-profits to improve access to healthy foods in the south area of Sacramento (from Oak Park, south to 47th Ave., between Franklin Boulevard and Power Inn Road).

Read more here!