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New England News
12:30 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Healthier Choices Sought For Neighborhood Corner Stores

Fruits and Vegetables at a Pride Market in Springfield MA
WAMC

    As  part of a statewide effort to combat obesity and chronic diseases such as diabetes, one western Massachusetts city has launched a pilot program targeting the corner store. Its an effort to get healthier foods on the shelves of convenience stores and then change the impulse habits of shoppers.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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