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Healthy-ish Food at 7-Eleven? Yes, It’s Happening

Sahar D. Sattarzadeh

Several studies and reports (as well as experiences and observations) present findings that manifest the gap between wealthy and low-income communities' access to affordable, healthy foods and grocery stores with fresh, high quality produce, meats, cheeses, grains, etc. According to PolicyLink (2010), in the U.S., low-income zip codes have 30 percent more convenience stores [e.g., 7-Eleven], which tend to lack healthy items, than middle-income zip codes."

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  • Lindsey Smith

    Wow- awesome news! Hopefully, this will influence other convenience stores like Circle K to serve healthier options. This is not only great for road trips, but if offered at cheaper prices, consumers will also feel food guilt if they choose junk food!

  • Lindsey Smith

    Wow- awesome news! Hopefully, this will influence other convenience stores like Circle K to serve healthier options. This is not only great for road trips, but if offered at cheaper prices, consumers will also feel food guilt if they choose junk food!

  • Hannah Wasserman

    The is great, especially considering the reach 7-Eleven has.