When the corner store is where you buy food, healthy choices are limited

Posted by  Jennifer Sprague on 3.8.2011

For some families, corner stores are the main source of food. From personal experience, I assure you this can lead to unhealthy food choices. 

Growing up, I spent summers with my aunt, who had her own three children, and a husband in prison. With no full time job, and very low income, she relied on food stamps to get by. My aunt did not have a driver’s license and the nearest grocery store was 1.5 miles away. Needless to say, we ate nearly every meal from the corner quickie mart. Living on cow’s tail’s and 24 oz Dr. Peppers was ...

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