Originally published in CourierPostOnline
Assemblyman Louis Greenwald, D-Camden, and Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt, D-Camden/Burlington, visited Camden’s Fayer’s Market Thursday, part of a tour to showcase efforts some corner stores are making to increase access to affordable, healthy food.
Fayer’s Market currently participates in the New Jersey Healthy Corner Store Initiative and was one of the first stores that participated in the Camden Healthy Corner Store Network, a program funded by Campbell Soup Company’s Healthy Communities program.
In 2013, New Jersey was one of six states that saw a slight increase in adult obesity, and the state’s rate of obesity among toddlers who reside in low-income communities is the second highest in the nation.
In addition, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 340,000 New Jersey residents are living in food deserts across the state.SHARE: