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Veggie-mobile brings nutrition to Lenawee County

LENAWEE COUNTY, MI (Toledo News Now) -

Aneffort to make fresh fruits and vegetables available to people in LenaweeCounty has gone mobile.

Aveggie-mobile is making its rounds in the county to make fresh produce moreaccessible and affordable to residents. It acts like a traveling farmers'market, bringing fresh and local produce to the community.

Healthleaders at Promedica say the obesity rate is higher in Lenawee County than itis in the rest of the state, so this is one way they're working to change that.

"There'sareas in this country considered food desert, where there is not enough fruitsand vegetables, even though we live in a farming community," said Anne Barton,director of quality resources at Promedica. "This is a way to get vegetablesfrom the farmers locally, and make them available at affordable prices."

Theveggie-mobile will be on the road Monday through Thursday. For a complete listof scheduled stops, clickhere.

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