What is the New York City Healthy Bodegas Initiative?
The New York City Health Department launched its Healthy Bodegas
Initiative in 2006. The goal: to
boost the availability of and demand for healthy foods in New York City
neighborhoods with the highest rates of poverty and chronic disease.
The Healthy Bodegas Initiative works with bodegas (small corner
stores) in the community to stock and promote more healthful foods. It also works with community
organizations and area residents to raise nutritional awareness and promote the
purchase of healthier foods.
The Adopt-A-Bodega Initiative Program will help the local bodega
to carry healthier foods in their stores such as, leafy green vegetables, fresh
fruits, low-fat milk, etc.
The initiative focuses on bodegas
- Are close
to schools, Women, Infant and Children (WIC) centers, day care centers and
other community sites
interest in working with the
Participating stores agree to:
- Stock and sell a variety of wholesome foods, such as fresh
fruits and vegetables, whole grain products and low-fat and fat-free milk
- Display nutritious foods prominently in their
- Label and promote healthful
If you know of a bodega that is interested in the program, please
visit www.nyc.gov/health/bodegas or email
Bodegas in the Bushwick Community that have shown interest in
joining the Adopt-A-Bodega Program:
- Linden & Wilson Deli,
Located at 338 Wilson
- Geramarte Grocery Deli, Located at 313 Wilson
- Dominguez Grocery, Located at 1004 Flushing Avenue