Organic food grown in Alice’s Garden has hit the shelves of two corner stores in Lindsay Heights. While customers initially have had mixed reactions to the produce, advocates emphasize that the initiative is one important step in developing a healthy mindset in the community.
The facilities at Longfellow School and Journey House have long been overcrowded and distressed, but that will soon change. Construction has begun on the Journey House Center for Youth and Family Athletics. The new addition will serve both institutions by providing a new cafeteria, kitchen, gym, computer labs and classrooms.
A survey conducted by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service found that central city communities such as Lindsay Heights, Clarke Square and Layton Boulevard West are not “food deserts,” and healthy groceries are relatively affordable. That raises a simple question with a complex answer: why is obesity so prevalent in these communities?
FacebookTwitteremailReporters visited eight grocery stores in the south side neighborhoods of Clarke Square, Burnham Park, Layton Park and Silver City, the north side neighborhood of Lindsay Heights and one comparison store in Shorewood to gather price information for 35 healthy food items. Ultimately, 22 items were chosen because they could be directly compared across stores. […]