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Healthy store makeover spurs market name change

May 9, 2017

SOLANO COUNTY – The Solano County Department of Health and Social Services, Public Health Division is proud to announce that B&J Liquor & Food in Vallejo, as part of the VibeSolano healthy stores makeover initiative, will undergo a healthy store makeover and officially change its name to B&J Market at a community celebration event on Friday, May 19.

"I want it to be clear to my customers and my community that B&J will be a market where healthy food options are stocked, reliable and available," said Ravi Sandhu, owner of B&J Market.  “I look forward to smiling a little wider each time a local teen comes in and chooses fresh fruit because I'm helping to make this a healthier community.”

In an effort to increase access to healthy food selections, Solano County Public Health’s VibeSolano initiative is leading this healthy store makeover, along with the community volunteer-based group Vallejo Together, Food Empowerment Project, and other community volunteers.  The healthy store makeover will take place on Friday, May 12.

The healthy store makeover will include adding more fruits and vegetables and healthy snacks, creating a checkout area with these options prominently displayed, and adding health-promoting signs.  The market will also offer promotional discounts on fresh produce and host food demonstrations to give patrons more options when it comes to eating healthier.

“Healthy store makeovers are just one of many actions we are taking to promote healthier living in Solano,” said Robin Cox, Senior Health Services Manager for Solano County’s Department of Health and Social Services.  “Having easy access to healthy options, especially at the checkout is essential to building a healthier and more vibrant community.”

Name change community celebration event: Friday, May 19
The community is invited to a public celebration at B&J Market, located at 1815 Sonoma Blvd., in Vallejo on Friday, May 19 from 2 – 5 p.m. when the market will officially change its name.

The B&J Market healthy store makeover and community celebration is made possible by a Partnerships to Improve Community Health grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Solano Public Health.

For more information, visit www.VibeSolano.com for a vibrant, healthy Solano.