Easy access to supermarkets carrying fresh produce and other healthful foods is less prevalent in poorer neighborhoods, according to this article. A review of 54 studies suggests that new public policies and actions are needed, one researcher said.
Shawn Askinosie, owner of Askinosie Chocolate in Springfield, Mo., works closely with the cocoa farmers in Mexico and Ecuador that supply his company, sharing profits with them. He will be discussing this partnership at a local university.
Bashas' Supermarkets is introducing a nutrition program called Eat Smart, with shelf tags identifying healthful foods. The program also includes a free newsletter with recipes, free healthful-shopping tours and in-store events.