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Events at Independence convenience stores encourage healthy eating

Events at Independence convenience stores encourage healthy eating

July 17, 2014 

Three stores are part of a county-wide initiative to provide healthier food options to underserved neighborhoods

Three Independence stores participating in the Healthy Corner Stores initiative will host community events this Friday, July 18, to promote healthy eating. Each event will offer cooking demonstrations, healthy recipes and children’s activities, along with opportunities for community members to share ideas about healthy food.

The events are scheduled as follows:
Curt’s Meats: July 18,noon–2 p.m., 217 S. Cedar Ave., Independence, Missouri.
7-Eleven: July 18, 2:30–4:30 p.m., 201 E. Highway 24, Independence, Missouri.
La Plaza Market: 5–7 p.m., 11004 E. Winner Road, Independence, Missouri.

The Healthy Corner Stores program helps make it easier to find fresh, canned or frozen fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy products, whole grain foods, healthy beverages and healthy snacks at convenience stores in areas that don’t have a full-line grocery store nearby.

“We want to make it possible for more residents to find healthy food in their neighborhoods. Fruits and vegetables should be as easy to find as chips and soda,” said Donna Martin, Healthy Corner Stores project manager at the Mid-America Regional Council. “We hope neighbors will stop by and share their ideas for the healthy foods they would like to see in the stores.”

The Jackson County Healthy Corner Store Initiative is part of a larger effort to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease called Building a Healthier Jackson County. Partners supporting this effort include the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department; Independence Health Department; Jackson County Health Department, the University of Missouri Extension; 4H; the University of Kansas Medical Center; and MARC. Building a Healthier Jackson County is supported in part by funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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