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Posted Nov. 25, 2015

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Fresh foods will become more readily available to folks in southeast Fort Worth, thanks to a $135,000 grant from the American Planning Association.

Building on the work of existing city plans and assessments, Plan4Health Tarrant County aims to improve access to local, fresh food in southeast Fort Worth by partnering with corner stores to strengthen healthy retail policies, and by helping to launch produce pushcarts and a mobile market to serve the community.

The coalition will integrate public health professionals into the planning process to address health equity issues.

“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to work with our project partners to begin expanding access to fresh produce in southeast Fort Worth,” said Linda Fulmer, executive director of the Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration. “Obesity and chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease disproportionately affect people living in these neighborhoods. A key in both prevention and management of these conditions is a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. It is not enough to teach people what to eat. Fresh produce needs to be readily available close to where they are living, and that is what we hope will happen through this project.”

The targeted ZIP codes are 76105, 76112 and 76119.

The local grant is part of $2.25 million in funding to 17 coalitions around the county through its Plan4Health initiative to combat determinants of chronic disease — lack of physical activity and lack of access to nutritious foods. This is the second year that funding has been made available through the Plan4Health initiative.

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