Healthy Corners Stores Project the Youth initiative Summer 2014
The project is a collaboration among M+R, Voices for a Healthy SouthCoast, and the YMCA Southcoast. Together, these organizations, with the funding provided by the Massachusetts Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, are engaging youth in conducting surveys with residents of Fall River and New Bedford to access knowledge and attitudes related to increasing access to healthy food and beverages in corner stores. The purpose is to begin conversations about these issues and gather data that can be utilized to promote healthy corner stores.
Encouraging people to quit smoking, the Fall River City Council the Westport Board and Barnstable boardof Health passed a ban of sale of tobacco products in pharmacies. Future plans will be to sign on other Southcoast communities. This policy received National attention for the Y USA and CDC.
Southcoast Hospital CEO Keith Hovan,State Representative, Christopher Markey, Bob Colette,YMCA Southcoast Vice President of Operations Nancy Bonell, Steven A. Beauregard Executive Director of New Bedford Housing Authority, State Representative Antone Cabral, Melissa Gonzalez, Gary Schuyler – CEO YMCA Southcoast and Dr. David Weed Healthy City Fall River. bookmarkVoicesfin Click here to download the printable guide for Places to walk and Shop for local produce