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Healthy Stores Initiative

Chicago Avenue Redux in the Works

Tom Otto, Mar 6, 2014

West Humboldt Park Development Council (WHPDC) and Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF) have been awarded a grant from Citi Foundation to implement a planning process to revitalize the Chicago Avenue…

Healthy Eats Coming to Chicago Avenue... more news...

Tom Otto, Oct 19, 2012

Healthy Eats Coming to Chicago Avenue You can’t tell from outside, but construction is well underway at 3506 W Chicago (near St Louis). The site will become the area’s first sit-down…

New Microsite Launched to Support Local Food Systems

Tom Otto, Sep 26, 2012

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning has launched a new microsite and video to help support local food systems in metropolitan Chicago at www.cmap.illinois.gov/food .

Shelf Talkers Make Healthy Shoppers

Jo Crawford, Jul 26, 2012

Did you know that bell peppers have disease preventing and health promoting properties? Or, that eating cucumbers helps reduce blood pressure and heart rates by countering the effects of sodium?

Summer Newsletter

Tom Otto, Jul 26, 2012

Check out our latest newsletter for news about WHPDC and the West Humboldt Park community.

Residents Get A Taste of Healthy

Jo Crawford, Mar 15, 2012

Two unseasonably warm days in March sets the stage for our Healthy Corner Store Food Tasting event.

WHP Healthy Corner Store gets National Attention

Reposted from The New York Times, Feb 14, 2012

West Humboldt Park Development Council has been engaging with store owners on Chicago Avenue in West Humboldt Park to bring healthy foods into neighborhood corner stores.

Healthy Stores Campaign Engages with Chicago Central Park Foods

Tom Otto, Nov 15, 2011

Three went a nd grabbed chips, candy, and soda. A fourth stood in front of the healthy corner kiosk and cooler and came to the check out with a small bag of grapes, an apple and a banana.

Humboldt Park corner stores get fresh

Jenna Barnes, Nov 9, 2011

Humboldt Park residents could see more fresh produce in corner stores as a new program grows to combat the effects of the neighborhood’s food desert. Launched by the West Humboldt Park…

Food Deserts in Chicago

Richard Marion and Gwen Pepin, Oct 26, 2011

Westside Writing Project students Richard Marion and Gwen Pepin report of the ongoing problem of food deserts and its effects on the people living in these areas, particulary in West Chicago.

Healthy Corner Stores on Chicago Avenue?

Tom Otto, Mar 24, 2011

Healthy Corner Stores project moves forward! Does the idea of corner stores along Chicago Avenue selling fresh produce, and healthy snacks such as yogurt, nuts, dried fruit and energy bars sound like…

Corporate Giants Received TIF Money, Records Show

ELLYN FORTINO and MARGARET SMITH, Feb 26, 2011

During the mayoral campaign, Chicagoans heard a great deal about tax increment financing, including frequent criticism that the program, Mayor Richard M. Daley’s favorite economic development…

Is West Humboldt Park a "Healthy Community" ?

Tom Otto, Mar 3, 2010

The Healthy Stores Initiative strives to provide healthier choices and a healthier environment.