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Jan. 9 - HealthMPowers Provides Increased Access to Healthy Foods in Savannah

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Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

January 9, 2020 - HealthMPowers, a Georgia nonprofit organization focused on promoting healthy eating and healthy environments for our local children, recently announced two new HealthMPowers retail locations in the metro Savannah area. As part of their mission to empower healthy habits while transforming environments, HealthMPowers partners with local retailers to increase the amount of healthy foods available in their locations.  

Two new partners, Alive & Sho-Nuff Market & Deli, located at 707 Harmon St, Savannah, GA 31401, and A1 Corner Food, located at 902 Pennsylvania Ave, Savannah, GA 31404, have made a commitment to increase the shelf space for healthy food options in their stores to include fresh produce and nutrient-rich packaged items. The two retailers, conveniently located within REACH Savannah’s priority populations, can significantly increase access to healthy foods in areas that are food insecure or food deserts.

Miss Joyce Griggs, owner of Alive & Sho-Nuff Market & Deli, has been an advocate and leader in her community for years. In addition to dedicated shelf space, Alive & Sho-Nuff Market & Deli has cooler and counter space reserved fresh, healthy options for customers. According to HealthMPowers data, simply increasing the amount of shelf space dedicated to healthy foods can positively impact consumption.

Participating in the HealthMPowers program made sense, as I am always trying to identify ways I can help to mentor and impact my community,” shared Miss Griggs. “ The kids know they can come to me, I am an advocate for our neighborhood. Adding shelf space and focused efforts to make healthy food accessible is just another way I can help my neighbors."

HealthMPowers retail partner program is supported by the YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah through grant funding awarded by the Centers for Disease Control’s REACH program to close the gap in health disparities among priority populations in Savannah and Chatham County.

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