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Photo (of a store in NYC) by sodapop on Flickr.

Thirty-two-point-six percent of the residents of Philadelphia are obese — a staggering figure, and a higher percentage than any other large city in America.

To address the issue, the city has committed $900,000 to a program that would expand access to healthful food at small, local convenience stores. (We wrote about Philadelphia’s efforts last August.) Selecting some 600 of its 2,500 corner stores to receive funding — and refrigeration systems — the city aims to make fresh fruits and vegetables available in communities that are currently labeled food deserts.