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Jarrett's Grocery Recognized As Healthy Food Retail Store - Rosman, NC


July 20, 2017

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Owners and employees of Jarrett Brothers Grocery in Rosman display the recognition of a healthy food retail store.

Jarrett Brothers Grocery in Rosman was recently recognized as a North Carolina Healthy Food Retail location. This statewide designation lets customers know that healthy food options are available.

The Healthy Food Retail Program recognizes small food stores that offer a minimum variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins, dairy or dairy substitutes and water. In order to qualify, stores must meet specific criteria for the products they sell and complete a survey that is reviewed by the North Carolina Healthy Food Collabor-ative.

Jarrett's received assistance with the application from Transylvania Public Health's Healthy Communities coordinator and staff from the regional MountainWise program. Both of these programs work to increase access to nutritious foods, especially in rural areas.

Transylvania Public Health and MountainWise can offer help to other local small retail stores that would like to be recognized as Healthy Food Retail locations.

For more information, contact Healthy Communities coordinator Beth Hyatt at (828) 884-1752.


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