Working on the Live Healthy Miami Gardens Project has been great! By unpopular opinion, surveying has been an awesome experience and has also helped build momentum for the project. People grew their interest in the project and it brought more attention to their health decisions. It was interesting to see people’s interpretations of our project’s goal and how they related it to their own lives. Traveling from universities to stores and to local parks has shown me the intensity of surveying, however, it is a great technique to reach as many people as possible!

I also participated in the recruiting local stores for the project. This uncovered which businesses are motivated to give back to the community and also introduce more healthier options in the stores. Some owners were more willing than others, but this is only the beginning.

We came up with a list of amazing stores that showed interest in participating in the Live Healthy Miami Gardens project. It was great to hear the owner’s concerns about stock, price, and quality.

Our efforts are going to help build a relationship with store owners and in turn improve their relationship with the community. I look forward to the future success of working with the City of Miami Gardens and Florida Impact to End Hunger!


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