Bodegas across the Brooklyn join obesity fight by carrying low-fat milk

Bodegas across Brooklyn have now 'got milk' -- low-fat milk that is. Some bodegas in the borough have teamed up with the city Department of Health to take part in a program aimed at helping residents

News 12 Staff

Jan 20, 2006, 6:12 PM

Updated 6,697 days ago

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Bodegas across the Brooklyn join obesity fight by carrying low-fat milk
Bodegas across Brooklyn have now 'got milk' -- low-fat milk that is.
Some bodegas in the borough have teamed up with the city Department of Health to take part in a program aimed at helping residents lead a healthier lifestyle. The decision to carry 1 percent low-fat milk comes after statistics showed that obesity and diabetes rates were very high in Brooklyn and citywide. Health officials conducted a survey of stores throughout the city and found not enough bodegas carried low-fat milk.
Some of the bodegas are also carrying weight loss and exercise material from the health department.
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