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Announcing the First Neighborhood Corner Stores to Receive Recognition as Healthy Retail Stores

Refresh San Joaquin Healthy Retail Recognition Program issues inaugural healthy food stores list

The San Joaquin County Public Health Services CalFresh Healthy Living Program has released its first list of healthy local food retail stores that have been identified through the Refresh San Joaquin Healthy Retail Recognition Program (HRRP). This designation acknowledges that over the last twelve (12) months, these stores have made specific changes geared to improve availability and promotion of healthy food products and to decrease the marketing of unhealthy items.

The HRRP classifies the participating stores into three levels, depending on the number of changes implemented: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. We are pleased to recognize the following stores’ achievements:

Silver Level 

  • La Capilla Market, 725 S. Cherokee Ln, Lodi 
  • Acambaro Market, 320 S. El Dorado St, Stockton 
  • Los Hermanos Market, 2202 E. Fremont St, Stockton 

 

Bronze Level 

  • La Fiesta Market, 1900 S. El Dorado St, Stockton 
  • Delta Market, 549 W. Charter Way, Stockton 
  • Red Sea Market, 2348 S. “B” St, Stockton 
  • Miner Market, 647 E. Miner Ave, Stockton

 

Refresh San Joaquin is a joint initiative of the San Joaquin County Public Health Services CalFresh Healthy Living Program (formerly known as the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program) and the Smoking and Tobacco Outreach/Prevention Program. It is designed to improve the health of residents by increasing the availability of healthy foods and beverages and decreasing the harmful consequences of unhealthy products and advertising in small stores that serve disadvantaged neighborhoods. These stores are sometimes the only providers of grocery items in the neighborhood and do not always offer the products needed to prepare a healthy meal. With guidance from the Refresh San Joaquin program, these stores have made changes that have increased the availability of healthier options and minimized the marketing of unhealthy products.

For more information about Refresh San Joaquin and the HRRP, please contact Daniel Kim (209) 468-3842 or Rosaelena Menendez (209) 468-2406.

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