Hidden health hazards at your corner store

“How do stores and what they sell shape your community? Dr. Allison Myers of Oregon State University asks us to take a closer look at how convenience and grocery stores in our communities affect our health. The tobacco, alcohol, soda and food industries know the tremendous power of this retail environment and manipulate it to influence what people put into their bodies, says Myers, director of OSU’s Center for Health Innovation.

Young people in some Oregon communities face exposure to tobacco, alcohol, sugar-sweetened drinks and junk food every day, even on their walk to school. Others don’t and have more healthful options. How can communities help set up all Oregon kids for a healthy life, instead of an unhealthy one?”

Find more from https://placemattersoregon.com/ (USA, 2020)

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