Next time you’re looking for a candy bar at your local bodega, you may have to really search! This week, Mayor Bloomberg continued his controversial crusade for health by urging NYC food stores to do some serious shelf rearranging. His new “Shop Healthy” program encourages grocers and bodegas to prominently display their fruits, vegetables, and healthy snacks in the fronts of their stores while pushing candy bars and junk food to the back shelves below eye level. The program took a test run in two Bronx stores earlier this week, and 180 additional bodegas have already followed suit.
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