Posted by: MM | September 3, 2011

Corner stores push fruit & veggies over candy & North Philly kids go for it

Photo Courtesy: Philadelphia Inquirer… the “Eat Fresh, Feel Good” refrigerated case filled with fruit salads, cut watermelon, veggie snacks, yogurt, 100 percent juice and 50-cent bags of grapes, cut apples, plums and peaches…. Kids come in here before and after school, and grab the 100 percent juice instead of the Hugs that don’t have no juice in them at all. It’s great they have a choice… That choice is the brainchild of the Food Trust – a nutrition-minded nonprofit on a federally funded mission to reduce the 50 percent childhood-obesity rate in Philadelphia’s minority neighborhoods by offering alternatives to the sugary, salty, fatty foods at 600 corner stores.”

How are the Healthy Corner Store program and some relevant school programs fighting to upgrade the kids’ nutrition? Read the story from Philadelphia Inquirer.


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