South Bethlehem aims to offer more healthy food options in stores. Click HERE to read more
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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
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 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
Tremont Healthy Corner Store Initiative gaining nutritional traction in diverse Cleveland neighborhood
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.
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
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.
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.