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  • Meredith Lanoue

    I love how the children/teenagers themselves are leading the change. They are the target and they need to be engaged in and owners of the process. A great article!

  • Nisha Vida

    This is REALLY great! Thanks for sharing! I just want to add that there is a lot being done in Los Angeles to spur good food, for example LAANE (Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy) is doing good work to bring grocery stores to food desert communities, there is a new law LA City is trying to push through allowing folks to grow food in sidewalk meridians, folks are growing food on rooftops in Skid Row (largest homeless community in US), and the LA County Master Gardener program is doing really amazing work to grow food for the people of LA. Sea change, here we come!!!

  • John Wynn

    This is awesome. Here in Cleveland, The Storefront Renovation Program offers additional funds to stores who agree to sell fresh produce in their stores. I would love to see the addition of informative/educational signage as part of Cleveland's initiative. Thanks for sharing.

  • Angela Jones

    I live in an older urban neighborhood that has become worse by the day, but love my home and little urban garden. I was really disappointed to see what I thought to be a new grocery store going in; and come to find out it is a Dollar General. We have 1 small grocery store, an Asian market and a small Hispanic market which have actual fresh food, otherwise, Walgreens, Dollar General, Family Dollar and tons of cigarette shops for food. Our whole city is approx. 150,000 people. Getting scarier each and every day.

  • Christel Ward

    This is great, I am glad to see how the data backs this project. Hopefully this spreads.

  • theadora89

    This is a great post. It's amazing to see how corner stores - outlets that people often consider the perpetrators in our fight against obesity - can actually positively serve urban communities. Corner stores foster walkability and community in urban neighborhoods, therefore it is amazing to see that they are systems in place to help them provide healthier food options. Thanks for the share! :-)

  • Hannah Kim

    This is so awesome! I love how just making healthy food accessible is having such a positive impact. Just telling people to eat healthy is not enough especially when it's not easily attained. Educating people about the benefits of eating healthy and then making it easier to select healthy options goes such a long way. I'm really excited about initiatives such as the ones mentioned in this article! :) Also, I didn't know that Philadelphia was the poorest and most obese city in the nation. That's interesting and somewhat surprising to me.