Every little bit counts, whether it's increasing physical activity in schools and workplaces, making fresh fruits and vegetables more affordable, or losing 10 pounds through exercise and better eating.Healthier eating is probably a Good Thing. It probably doesn't prolong life, although those last years will be less miserable. But a full analysis of the consequences of cheaper food ought consider the benefits, either private or public, of people no longer dying of starvation or malnutrition.
The ultimate payoff for Wisconsin could add up to $11.96 billion in health care savings if the average resident trimmed just 5% from his or her body mass index by 2030
On a more micro level, there's probably room for further analysis of the allocation of space in convenience store refrigerators.
The Lindsay Heights [in Milwaukee] Healthy Corner Store Initiative is working with three neighborhood corner stores. The effort is in its early stages and the amount of available produce in the three stores currently is limited.The refrigerated space that is there often chills pop and beer. Discuss.
Refrigeration space is an issue, as corner stores typically stock snack foods and grocery staples, and don't have much refrigerated shelf space.