Access to healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables and low-sodium products, is vital to good health. Yet, not everyone has equal access to these recommended foods. For many, eating a healthy diet may be difficult due to a lack of available, accessible, and affordable food options in their community.
OCHD is working to increase access to healthy foods in small retail venues. Helping small retailers expand their stock of healthy and affordable items will benefit the entire community. Residents will have greater access to healthy foods, increasing their potential for good health. Employers may benefit from increased revenue and a broader customer base, while the community may benefit from both increased economic revitalization and a healthier resident population.
Eating too much sodium (salt) can cause high blood pressure (hypertension) which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Click the link to learn more.