Getting Fruits and Vegetables into the Convenience Store

A neighborhood development group in Seattle is working with convenience store owners to add healthier food choices to their inventories.

The group is working to integrate fresh fruits and vegetables into neighborhood corner stores, in addition to the typical chips and soda stock. They are focusing on a neighborhood with poor access to larger grocery stores.

"Mr. Singh is part of a pilot project by the Delridge Neighborhood and Development Association. The neighborhood group is working with Seattle–King County Public Health to help convenience store operators to stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables. Maria Reyes is a Delridge resident and member of the neighborhood group. She says they're not telling storekeepers to stop carrying chips and soda. The idea is to give customers a variety of choices, healthy choices.

Reyes: 'We're not saying we're going to come in and change your store; you're just going to have specific healthy foods. No. We're saying we're going to limit certain things and have healthier options also.'"

Full Story: King County Pushes For Healthy Corner Stores

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