Retail stores send unhealthy messages to Riverside County youth

Photo courtesy of the California Department of Public HealthChildren are being hit with a barrage of unhealthy advertising, especially in convenience stores. ■ Mary Ann Morris / Editor Health officials have stressed the importance of healthy choices for young people in Riverside County, but the youngsters are also bombarded constantly by unhealthy messages as they shop at local markets and convenience stores. Hemet has an overabundance of these stores. “Our message has always been that young people, if given the option, will often make the healthy choice when it comes to what they consume. But the healthy option is hard to hear when it is drowned out by the constant bombardment

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