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Recruitment was a crucial element in the Healthy Corner Stores project. Not only did we have to recruit stores to be a part of our project, but we also had to recruit locations to support the distribution of our survey.

Since the survey is targeted toward residents of Miami Gardens, it was best to contact areas easily accessible to the residents, such as grocery stores, libraries, and health centers.

With a target of 5000 respondents, I was eager to contact as ma...

Working on the Live Healthy Miami Gardens Project has been great! By unpopular opinion, surveying has been an awesome experience and has also helped build momentum for the project. People grew their interest in the project and it brought more attention to their health decisions. It was interesting to see people's interpretations of our project's goal and how they related it to their own lives. Traveling from universities to stores and to local parks has shown me the inte...

Throughout the summer, I have participated in efforts to minimize the effects of food insecurity among children in Miami-Dade County. This included improving interactions between community members and outside groups. Furthermore, our work by participating in enrichment activities promoted community engagement. We were able to match the interests of the children we worked with while also meeting their needs.

Goals were met to introduce healthier lifestyles to the communiti...

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