ABS’ Libby Vinson attended the 2nd Annual Voices for Healthy Kids (VFHK) Grantee Training and American Heart Association Advocacy Boot Camp in New Orleans September 28 – October 1, 2015.  Libby took advantage of hands on experiences and skills building to help strengthen the New Jersey Healthy Corner Store Initiative.

In addition to the extensive training during the conference, attendees were invited to tour two notable projects in the Big Easy during the Voices for Healthy Kids Conference:

The ReFresh Project on North Broad Street

The Circle Food Store

These projects showcase effective advocacy around food access and healthy food financing in New Orleans.  Libby chose to tour The Circle Food Store.

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Voices for Healthy Kids Site Visit at Circle Foods, 7th Ward, New Orleans…access to healthy food matters. ‪#‎njcornerstores ‪#‎VFHK ‪#‎thefoodtrust