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Brooklyn stores rewarded for healthy shopping

On Wednesday, February 25, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined with friends and colleagues outside of Luna Grocery, a bodega in East New York, to recognize store owners for their participation in Shop Healthy NYC – a program that works with residents, retailers, suppliers and distributors to increase access to healthy foods citywide.

“Shop Healthy NYC is creating oases of nutritional opportunity in the healthy food deserts of Brooklyn,” said Adams. “We have a public health crisis in Cypress Hills and East New York, and we must combat that crisis with preventative measures that start with a healthier diet and smarter food shopping.”

Last year, Shop Healthy NYC increased access to healthier foods in 99 local neighborhood stores, expanding the proportion of advertising for healthy foods and stocking of healthier food options in over 80 percent of bodegas and supermarkets in zip code 11208.

More than 20 stores – including Luna Grocery – reached all seven of Shop Healthy NYC’s criteria and were recognized with citations from Adams.

For more information on Shop Healthy NYC, visit http://on.nyc.gov/1zLE4Id/.

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