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This past month, we took a huge step forward in our Healthy Corner Stores project in Miami Gardens. Not only have we completed our survey of food stores in the city and started our individual food environmental survey for residents, but we have now also started recruiting stores to the project. For this, Trudy (our President/CEO), Shirbrina (our summer intern), Tracy (representing Miami Gardens), and I spent an entire day visiting all of our target stores.

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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...

This week, I traveled to Tallahassee to visit with agencies and associations about supporting our campaign against hunger.  Everyone was incredibly welcoming and supportive of Florida Impact to End Hunger. Thanks to Secretary Prudom at Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Secretary Poppell at the Department of Children and Families, and Surgeon General Rivkees at the Department of Health for taking the time out of your crazy busy schedules to hear our voice and listen to...

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