COMMUNITY COMMONS: HEALTH GAP’S DO RIGHT! CORNER STORES FEATURED, 12/11

December 11, 2013

The owner of corner store Jet-In in west Cincinnati joined the healthy food network and now offers fresh produce.

In Cincinnati, the Center for Closing the Health Gap began by addressing obesity at the neighborhood level. In some, such as Avondale, major grocery stores had closed leaving corner stores, gas stations and minimarts as the few places to buy food. Avondale residents conducted a food establishment survey to help the center understand the conditions and barriers existing within corner stores. “We saw corner stores with WIC certification that, when you …

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Do Right!® Healthy Stores Campaign Expands

September 26, 2013

The Do Right!® Corner Store Network has expanded to the West End through a Greater Cincinnati Foundation grant. West End joins Avondale in addressing the city’s food deserts issue — Walnut Hills, Lower Price Hill, Northside, South Cumminsville/Millvale and Mt. Auburn will soon follow.

Jet-In (pictured right) entered the network in June after West End’s Food Outlet Assessment led by West End residents. Eight of the Health Gap’s planned 14 corner stores will be operational by the first quarter of 2014.

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