How to make a liquor store a place for healthy food

Many Long Beach residents say the closest healthy food outlets are too far from home and school.  Fast food chains and convenience stores are everywhere, and lure young people into unhealthy eating habits. Long Beach youth were interviewed about this, and while all agreed that they need more food markets and fewer liquor stores, they also point out that working with existing liquor and corner store owners could help along the way. “The fast food restaurants do have an effect on my family. In fact, my mom buys more soda than water.” Long Beach youth talk about how they’re impacted by limited access to fresh food, and what they think would help, on Voicewaves.

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