Art of Living - Roz AHA, DCP and Mike Sanchez DCP

Tuesday, November 21st

00:10:06

Listen in to a great interview with Roz, Mike and Rick Crandall as we talk with DCP midstream and how to make healthly dicisions! Enjoy! 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture determined that 23.5 million people cannot access a supermarket within one mile of their home.  Nearly 300,000 households in Colorado have low access to a grocery store.  For many individuals, a trip to the closest market with healthy options may mean multiple bus rides while carting groceries and children.Nationally, low-income zip codes have 30 percent more convenience stores, which tend to lack healthy items, than middle-income zip codes.  In Denver, 52% of restaurants in Denver are fast food.In Denver, 26 percent of adults have high blood pressure and in Colorado, approximately 6,000 people die every year from heart disease.  In Colorado, more than 230,000 adults over the age of 20 have diabetes. In Colorado, 75 percent of residents do not consume an adequate amount of fruits and vegetables. Access to healthy food is a critical component of a healthy, thriving community.  Improving healthy food access has been shown to be an effective measure in improving healthy eating habits and lowering the risk for diet-related diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers. In Denver, over 50 percent of adults are obese and in Colorado, one in four children are obese.Why was it important for DCP Midstream to partner with the American Heart Association to educate people about the importance of healthy food access?Access to healthy foods is vital to improving eating habits and overall health.  We want to ensure strong and vibrant communities and we believe that everyone should have access to healthy foodsTake action by pledging support and educating others about the issue.  For more information on Healthy Food Access Colorado, visit yourethecure.org/healthyfoodaccessco.

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