RETAILERS HELP PHILADELPHIA SHED TONNAGE WITH PRODUCE

PHILADELPHIA -- In a show of brotherly love, several of the city's supermarkets are helping Philadelphians become healthier and lose weight by eating more fruits and vegetables.The partnering of city government and retailers -- Pathmark and ShopRite among them -- began shortly after Mayor John Street learned some grim news about his constituents. About two years ago, the home of the cheesesteak and

PHILADELPHIA -- In a show of brotherly love, several of the city's supermarkets are helping Philadelphians become healthier and lose weight by eating more fruits and vegetables.

The partnering of city government and retailers -- Pathmark and ShopRite among them -- began shortly after Mayor John Street learned some grim news about his constituents. About two years ago, the home of the cheesesteak and hoagie was designated America's fattest city by Men's Fitness magazine.

Street

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