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Health

People in Flint trying to find ways to be fit

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Steve Carmody
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Michigan Radio

This month, there’s a campaign in Flint to get city residents to live healthier.

But that campaign has been complicated by the recent closing of two chain supermarkets, making it harder for Flint residents to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.

“We do have a very high ratio of corner stores/liquor stores as compared to actual supermarket chains where you can have access to better, fresher foods,” says Nick Bendall, the project manager for the Greater Flint Health Coalition.   

He says through the Commit to Fit campaign they will try to promote healthy shopping options in Flint, including the city’s downtown farmers’ market. 

Flint’s Mass Transportation Authority started running a special “Ride to Groceries” bus route this week.  The intent is to help people who live in neighborhoods where the supermarkets closed get to grocery stores in other parts of town.      

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