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Healthy Food Access CO

For thousands of Coloradans, geography is a major barrier to a healthy diet. Stopping by the grocery store whenever we need is something that many of us take for granted. For many, that trip to the grocery store can mean multiple bus rides while carting groceries and children when finding the nearest market with healthier choices. 

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Access to healthy food is a critical component of a healthy, thriving community.  All too often, families in these areas can’t find healthy foods like apples, green beans, or lean meats—and that puts them at greater risk of chronic diseases that are already far too prevalent, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers.

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In urban communities, residents walk out their front doors and see nothing but fast food and convenience stores selling processed foods high in fat, sodium, and sugar and low in nutrition. Rural residents face long drives to purchase healthy food.

Improving healthy food access has been shown to be an effective measure in improving healthy eating habits and lowering the risk for diet-related diseases, such as diabetes and obesity.

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Contact Information

Media Inquiries
Sanya Andersen-Vie 
Sanya.Andersen-Vie@Heart.org
(303) 801-4652

Legislative Inquiries
Rebecca Dubroff
Rebecca.Dubroff@Heart.org
(303) 880-7788

 

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