The importance of grocery stores in combating unhealthy eating habbits
Grocery stores have a powerful role to play in helping to close the childhood obesity and unhealthy eating energy gap. Bringing full-service grocery stores as access hubs to healthy foods in urban communities can give underserved communities equitable access to healthy affordable foods, including ready-made and easy-prep meals for busy working families who strive to eat well.
“Grocery stores are uniquely positioned—in the sweet spot between manufacturers and consumers—to market nutritious products to increase their appeal and affordability, and perhaps de-emphasize those products that are not nutritious.” James Marks, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Vice President and Health Group Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
This is why Cheeky Spices partners up with local grocery stores, such as Sparrow Market, By the Pound and Ann Arbor's People's Food Coop in the Ann Arbor area to bring healthy and tasty meals to families.