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Rice learns how corner stores help families eat healthier

June 18, 2015 in News & Events

The New Jersey Healthy Corner Store Initiative announced on Tuesday, May 5, that it hosted state Sen. Click HERE to learn more

South Bethlehem aims to offer more healthy food options in stores

March 2, 2015 in Corner Store Project Consultants, Featured Articles, News & Events

South Bethlehem aims to offer more healthy food options in stores. Click HERE to read more

Why Don’t Convenience Stores Sell Better Food?

March 2, 2015 in Featured Articles, News & Events

New programs aim to put more produce in corner stores in order to improve the health of low-income communities. Will it work? click HERE to read more

Move over Pepsi: Almond milk coming to a San Jose bodega near you

January 5, 2015 in Featured Articles, News & Events

Four months ago, La Sonorense, a Mexican corner store and bakery in San Jose, was a typical store in the low-income Alma neighborhood. Monster, Red Bull and Rockstar energy drinks packed refrigerator shelves. Gatorade and sodas of all colors painted the store walls.

Now, green labels that read: “Good. To Go. Fun. Fast. Fresh.” point the way towards rows of V8 vegetable juice, bottled water and almond milk. The store’s owner, Consuelo Guevara, now offers a whole-wheat clone of a popular sugar pastry called “la concha.”  Click HERE to learn more.

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

September 14, 2014 in Featured Articles, 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 Featured Articles, 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 Featured Articles, 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 Featured Articles, 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 Featured Articles, 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 Featured Articles, 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.