Neighborhood stores get healthy makeover
September 27, 2011 in News
KVNO News, September 27, 2011. The Douglas County Health Department is working with neighborhood corner stores to bring healthier options to North Omaha, Nebraska. It’s difficult for some residents in the area to access healthy food. The project, partially funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control, is helping make improvements to stores, including new signage and in-store displays. On Thursdays, area stores host healthy food demonstrations and taste tests, to make “the healthy choice the easy choice.” Project managers state that one of the challenges is “breaking habits”and getting people to shift what they buy at corner stores will be a long term project.