Our group chose to sticker "This is Public Health" at Abby's Health and Nutrition store, located on Dale Mabry. The store is relevant to public health because it promotes good health through the use of more natural, organic, and a lesser amount of preservatives in a wide range of products, in comparison to a "regular" grocery store. Many people are choosing to be healthier by eating better and using fewer toxins in their foods to avoid diseases and cancer. The store offers a variety of daily essentials such as organic produce, vitamins and supplements, body products, as well as many more. Abby's even offers healthier foods and treats for man's best friend. These products can be helpful with dogs that have food allergies. One interesting thing Abby’s had to offer was the small deli shop people could go to and enjoy during lunch breaks. The in-store deli is a good thing, because it gives people a chance to not only see but to try healthier foods instead of going to a fast food restaurant. Although the overall store prices are a bit expensive, we know the cost may be short-term, while benefits may be long-term. In addition, they had magazines and books related to healthy eating habits and dieting along with fitness. They also offer free classes and seminars related to healthy lifestyles, such as weight loss, hormone balancing, syndrome X, ect. All in all, an organic store like Abby's helps us live longer and improve the quality of our lives.
Roya K., Tahzi S., Daniel U., & John R.