Healthy Retail Program
We are working to increase access to fresh fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods, using our CX3 Store Survey and Scorecard as a guide. With our partners, we will provide resources and technical assistance to at least 3 new corner stores located in SNAP-Ed eligible neighborhoods who participate in our voluntary Healthy Retail Program.
Healthy Retail Program Partners:
City Fabrick, Healthy Active Long Beach, Long Beach Fresh
El Pacifico Meat Market, 1473 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813
Communities of Excellence
The Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention (CX3) project takes a look at select low-income neighborhoods in the City of Long Beach to measure the nutrition environment and identify opportunities for improvement.
Understanding the Problem
- More than half of all adults are overweight or obese
- Likelihood of being overweight is influenced by the environment in which you live
- In California there are four times as many unhealthy food outlets as healthy outlets
- Low-income communities tend to have the poorest food choices