healthy eating http://kplu.org en The real reason no one buys produce in low-income areas http://kplu.org/post/real-reason-no-one-buys-produce-low-income-areas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What if fresh foods were easier to find in lower income neighborhoods?&nbsp; Would that lead to less obesity and disease?&nbsp;</span></p><p>King County has been testing this idea by offering store-owners a free “makeover” to help them sell fresh produce.</p><p>They discovered: selling fresh fruits and vegetables poses surprising challenges. Some are cultural, since many small stores are owned by recent immigrants. Others involve the hidden world of produce wholesaling. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:57:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7685 at http://kplu.org The real reason no one buys produce in low-income areas Trial 'mini-grocery' brings fresh food to poor neighborhoods http://kplu.org/post/trial-mini-grocery-brings-fresh-food-poor-neighborhoods <p>You might have trouble finding any attractive vegetables or fruits if you shop in the wrong stores. It&rsquo;s especially challenging in poor neighborhoods, where mini-marts packed with beer, cigarettes and junk food may be all you can find.</p><p>One solution to be tested in Seattle this month will be in the form of a healthy corner store. Call it a mini-grocery.</p><p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5858 at http://kplu.org Trial 'mini-grocery' brings fresh food to poor neighborhoods