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Dallas Store Owner’s Push for Healthy Foods

The lack of quality grocery stores continues to be a huge problem for the residents of South Dallas.

NBC Dallas Fort Worth

October 4, 2016

YMCA’s Healthy Corner Store Initiative provides fresh foods in “food deserts”

Your community may have access to fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods, but the same can’t be said for some areas around the state.

Fox 17 Michigan

October 4, 2016

Lawmakers advocate for better access to healthy food

Lawmakers and regular folks strolled past more than 70 venders at the Farmers Market at the Capitol Thursday.

NPR

October 4, 2016

New Research Links Lack of Fresh Food Accessibility to Signs of Early Heart Disease

A recent study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation suggests potential health threat posed by living in neighborhoods with scarce healthy grocery options.

AH Herald

October 4, 2016

Healthier Food Could Come to A Corner Store Near You

Marla Torrado and Felipa Puente are taking a tour of a Texaco station in the Dove Springs community of Austin. The predominantly low-income neighborhood is a far cry from downtown’s flagship Whole Foods Market and the city’s most Instagrammed restaurants.

NPR

October 4, 2016

Cities Hire Food Systems Experts To Address Obesity, Food Access

Standing at the front of a dimly-lit room inside the National Western Stock Show, a sprawling complex on the north end of Denver, Blake Angelo, the city’s food systems development manager, invited a roundtable audience to speak up about the changes they want to see in their neighborhoods with regard to food.

Civil Eats

October 4, 2016

D.C. Central Kitchen Caters to Underprivileged Communities

D.C. Central Kitchen (DCCK), a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., is providing low-income communities healthy foods by partnering with local corner stores.

AFRO

October 4, 2016

A changing SNAP: Why corner stores might start stocking more broccoli

Corner stores better known for booze and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos may be required to stock more good-for-you foods like broccoli and mangoes.

Chicago Tribune

October 4, 2016

North Carolina General Assembly Funds Healthy Corner Store Initiative

The North Carolina General Assembly has included $250,000 funding for the creation of a statewide Healthy Corner Store Initiative in this year’s final state budget.

July 2, 2016

Healthy Small Food Retailer Act in New Jersey

S-1129/A-1877—Healthy Small Food Retailer Act—has just passed the NJ Senate.

Voices for Healthy Kids

June 23, 2016

Fund in State Budget Would Aim to Make Food Deserts Bloom

A provision proposed for the state budget could help finance healthy groceries for food deserts.

Public News Service

February 18, 2016