As First Lady and former Peapod customer Michelle Obama tells us, we all need to “move” on the important issue of reducing obesity and expanding healthy food for children. Our combined “movement” through the Healthy Families Project includes many exciting new actions that we believe will support health and wellness among vulnerable children in all of Chicago and specifically in the Chicago Lawn community. The purpose of this briefing is to provide an update on our progress and to share new maps and research findings. The thirteen-page report details how Peapod expanded into the Food Desert, partnered with Neighbor Capital in providing a “Best Fruit of the Season” offering at a discounted price of $2.99, subsidized by Peapod, and held a community forum to raise awareness.

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