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11th carryout added to local food initiative Healthy Corner Store program seeks new outlets for produce

September 14, 2014 in News & Events

After three years, an initiative to get small convenience stores to offer customers healthy alternatives such as fresh produce has begun to bear fruit. The Healthy Corner Store program, which began in 2012, welcomed its 11th Toledo-area convenience store into the fold Tuesday when Moe’s Market at 4401 Hill Ave. in South Toledo began carrying a small assortment of produce.Click HERE to read more

 

In York’s food desert, a small oasis

September 14, 2014 in News & Events

In August 2012, Green Food Market closed when the Y Community Development Corporation bought the building the store was leasing. The building was demolished to make way for George Street Commons, affordable town-houses for low-income families.

Now, the corner store at 255 S. George St. is reopening on the Commons property with a push to sell fresh fruits and vegetables to residents who, according to the York City Bureau of Health, lack access to grocery stores. To read more, click HERE

Brining Healthy Options to Sacramento C-Stores

August 11, 2014 in News & Events

To help bring healthy food options to community residents, multiple Sacramento County departments are partnering with local businesses such as convenience stores. Click HERE to read more.

Tremont Healthy Corner Store Initiative gaining nutritional traction in diverse Cleveland neighborhood

August 11, 2014 in News & Events

If you plant an oasis in a food desert, will people come and eat what’s good for them? That’s the hope behind the Tremont Healthy Corner Store Initiative. In the past few months, the program has “seeded” three convenience stores in the West Side neighborhood with shiny new produce coolers and a stash of fresh fruit and vegetables. Click HERE to read more.

Healthy Corner Store Program helping BR businesses offer healthier options

August 11, 2014 in News & Events

Four corner stores in north Baton Rouge are in the process of receiving upgrades and improvements totaling $111,600 as a part of the Redevelopment Authority’s Healthy Corner Store Program, an initiative to help corner stores offer healthy options to residents in areas where healthy foods as basic as fresh produce are hard to come by. Click HERE to read more

Study finds positive changes in the food environment after an urban corner store intervention

July 23, 2014 in News & Events

A new study published in Preventive Medicine found that The Food Trust’s corner store interventions aimed at increasing healthy food availability are associated with improvements in the availability of low-fat milk, fruits, and some vegetables, especially when infrastructure changes, such as refrigeration and shelving enhancements, are offered. click HERE to read more.

New program brings healthcare to your corner store

May 23, 2014 in Events, Featured Articles, News & Events

The Food Trust launched a new pilot program in Philadelphia, PA that offers heart health screenings in corner stores. Click HERE to learn more about how the program is addressing heart diseases.

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.