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September 27, 2012

San Francisco Corner Stores Pushed To Carry Healthy, Fresh Products

Filed under: The Huffington Post — Tags: — gotonews @ 04:02

Your neighborhood corner store isn’t the first place you’d probably think of going for healthy food options. Hot Cheetos and Takis? Yes. Fresh ingredients for a salad? Less so.

San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar is looking to change that with a bill he plans on introducing. His measure would create the Healthy Food Retailer Incentives Program, which helps local corner stores shift away from their traditional troika of cigarettes, alcohol and gummy snacks and toward fresh food and produce.

“Many neighborhoods don’t have access to fresh food,” Mar, who currently engaged in a tough reelection battle against former Recreation and Parks Commissioner David Lee, told Bay City News during a City Hall press conference on Tuesday.

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via The Huffington Post | Full News Feed http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/26/san-francisco-corner-stores_n_1917896.html

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