Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health
You’re on the go, you’re really short on cash, and you’re hungry.
The closest, quickest, and cheapest option is your local convenience store. You think back to the last time you stopped into a convenience store. The shelves were stocked with pre-packaged, and processed foods full of sodium and sugar. You wish you had better options.
Well, now you do! As part of the new Mass in Motion Healthy Market Program, Energize Everett, an initiative of the City of Everett Health Department, joined forces with the owner of Supermercado Latino, Jorge Aguirre, to pilot a new initiative for healthy local convenience stores. The goal of the Healthy Market Program is to make fresh fruits and vegetables widely available and affordable.
Even First United Parish Church is pitching in to help with the effort! Starting in the Summer of 2013, you’ll start to see a fruit and vegetable stand outside the church. The more fresh fruits and vegetables available in Everett, the better!
Energize Everett will be working on expanding the number of healthy markets in Everett in the coming months. Ask your local convenience store to join the effort! They can contact Mary Brush at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Learn more about Energize Everett and their efforts to transform the city into a place that makes healthy living easy for everybody!
Tags: bodega, community, convenience store, corner store, Energize Everett, environment, everett, fruits, health, healthy market, low fat, Mass in Motion, milk, samantha noderer, vegetables, whole grains
Weekly Flu Report, February 24, 2017 posted on Feb 24
The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness declined slightly over the past seven days. It’s too soon to tell if we’ve seen the peak of flu activity this season, and in any case. we can expect to see flu continuing to circulate in …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 24, 2017
Weekly Flu Report, February 17, 2017 posted on Feb 17
Rates of flu-like illness have risen over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, it’s not too late – there’s still plenty of flu vaccine available. Call your health care provider or local board …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 17, 2017
Love Your Heart This Valentine’s Day! posted on Feb 14
By Eliza Mellion, M.S. This Valentine’s Day, don’t forget that—thanks to the American Heart Association—February is American Heart Month! It can be hard to resist the chocolates, candy hearts, and pink-frosted cupcakes that this holiday brings. While it’s fun to shower our loved ones with …Continue Reading Love Your Heart This Valentine’s Day!