State Championship: Grocers Join Bid for Healthy Iowa

State Championship: Grocers Join Bid for Healthy Iowa

Supermarkets are helping improve quality of life in Iowa by joining the Healthiest State Initiative

Having recently lost 50 pounds, Iowa Grocery Industry Association President Jerry Fleagle knows firsthand the benefits of comprehensive lifestyle change. So when he was asked to rally Iowa’s supermarket chains and independent operators to help transform the state into the healthiest in the nation by 2016, there was no hesitation. “It didn’t take but a nanosecond to decide to get involved,” Fleagle told SN.

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