Fitness, Health and Wellness Expert Dr. Veronica Anderson Publishes New Article Fighting For Healthy Foods in Local Grocery Stores

Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of web radio talk show, Wellness for the Real World, a weekly resource for wellness of mind, body and spirit, offers her outraged response to the fact that our government only requires 5% of grocery store foods to be fresh produce.

NEW YORK, NY – May 31, 2011 – Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of health and wellness web radio talk show, Wellness for the REAL World, recently published an article on her website, that suggests our government guidelines apply financial incentives to stores that promote the consumption of fresh foods. The article, titled “Healthy Habits Start at the Supermarkets” discusses the affects that store layout and design have on the consumer decisions, and how government funding could change the appearance of stores in low income communities.

Dr. Anderson writes, “Our government is taking notice of our country’s need for a health overhaul, and this time, it appears that they might be tackling the problem instead of treating only a symptom. Rather than treating obesity, heart conditions and diabetes at health clinics, after these problems have been contracted, let’s promote healthy foods in our grocery stores that people shop in every day. The current budget (given the absence of any budget cuts) allots $400 million for a health promotion strategy called the Healthy Food Financing Initiative, in which our administration is funding development for new supermarkets in low income communities that do not currently have access to fresh foods.”

“An expert in the area of public health, Rupal Sanghvi, adds that the design of the actual grocery store plays a critical role in the ability for shoppers to make wise choices of the foods that they purchase. According to Sanghvi’s commentary, captured in a recently published article, “A Better Way to Fight Obesity: New, Smarter Supermarkets,” grocery stores are arranged strategically to increase the purchases of their customers – the temperature is kept low to spur unnecessary purchases and colorful product placement sparks unplanned buying. The bakery and dairy counters are hosted in the back of the store to draw customers through the aisles for any possible food cravings to catch their eyes. What’s worse, these stores are only required to have about 5% of their store space designated for fresh produce… that’s 500 square feet in a 10,000 square foot store!” says Dr. Anderson.

Wellness for the Real World features information on developing a healthy and fit mind, body and spirit in today’s dynamic society. Dr. Anderson adds her easily understandable, fun-infused voice to the broad-audience discussion on today’s most popular medicines, alternative treatments, health policies and opinions of wellness – so that her listeners can benefit from truly vigorous life in the real world today.

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About Wellness for the Real World:

Learn about wellness for your mind, body and spirit on Dr. Veronica Anderson’s weekly broadcasted radio interview program. Each weekly radio show showcases current issues with timely guest interviews. Dr. Veronica draws from her education and experiences to unpack complicated medical details, analyze health reports and share her thoughts on today’s issues with her listeners in three recurring categories: Food of the Week, Fits You To A “Tea”, and The Veronica Report, a thumbs-up or thumbs-down on Corporate America and how they are watching out for our wellbeing.

About Dr. Veronica Anderson:

Dr. Veronica has become known by many for her intellectual and passionate commentary on today’s most popular and debated health perspectives. In addition to her regular radio talk show, Veronica’s upbeat and outspoken perspectives on healthy living have been featured on TV talk shows including Our World with Neil Cavuto (Fox News Channel), and Live with Adam Carolla (syndicated). In addition, radio hosts coast to coast have seen their lines light up as listeners clamor to hear more of Veronica’s straight-forward, pull-no-punches philosophy. She also serves as Host and Guide for Medicine Woman, Modern World, a healthy living travel adventure series for the web.

Determined to become a doctor at age four, Dr. Veronica completed pre-med at Princeton University, received her MD with honors after internship and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and New York’s Mt. Sinai Medical Center, where she received a fellowship in glaucoma. She has practiced at Robert Wood Johnson, Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital, and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Veronica Anderson holds a black belt in taekwondo and has completed two marathons.

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