Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5

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Meet Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie:



Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, is an advocate of the Corner Store Program.

Why corner stores?

Across the District of Columbia, communities are recognizing the connection between the local food environment and residents’ nutrition and health. Research demonstrates that “food deserts” – low-income areas that lack access to supermarkets and other sources of affordable healthy food – contribute to obesity and poor health outcomes.

Such a scenario exists in the District of Columbia: Wards 5, 7 and 8 (east of the Anacostia River), which have the District’s highest poverty rates, also have the highest obesity rates and are home to large food deserts.

One piece of the solution to this complex problem is to improve access to healthy food in low-income areas by expanding corner stores’ capacity to sell healthy foods. Small corner stores are abundant in communities where supermarkets are missing, but they typically sell only packaged foods high in fat, sodium and sugar.

Join “Fitness Friday” of The Steve Harvey Morning Show on WHUR 96.3 as we bring you updates and information about healthy eating, events, activities and youth sports safety in Washington DC, Ward 5.

Contact Information
Department of Health:
35 K St NE, DC 20002 · (202) 442-4202

Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie
Office: (202) 724-8028
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The Corner Store Program

Meet Me In The Kitchen

And Let’s Discuss Cooking with Maca Root:
Maca, comes from a root in the radish family that grows in the mountains of Peru. It is filled with vitamin c & b, calcium, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, iron and zinc. It’s a great energy booster.

Here’s some ways on how you can use Maca:
You can use Maca as a Tea.  Ideally add the powder one or two minutes after your tea is prepared. If needed, you can add milk or honey.

  • Tea of your choice (herbal ideally)
  • 1 tsp of Maca powder
  • 1 cup of hot water Soya Milk (optional)
  • Honey (optional)

Breakfast Smoothie

It’s great for when your body feels tired and exhausted in the morning and you need that boost.


  • 1 spoon of Maca
  • 1 banana
  • 2 spoons of Muesli
  • few Strawberries
  • Some honey (optional)
  • ½-1 cup of Almond milk
  • natural yogurt (optional-alternative to almond milk)

Mix and blend all ingredients until smooth. Enjoy your Maca smoothie breakfast to go!

Vegetable Medley Maca Salad

  • 2-3 spoons of maca
  • 2 cups of broccoli
  • 2 cups of cauliflower
  • 2 cooked carrots
  • Sesame seeds
  • Tofu
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Lemon (to sprinkle the salad)
  • Plain yogurt (for dressing)

Cook broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. Cut them in cubes as well as tofu and put all the ingredients in the bowl. Add maca powder, sunflower seeds and lemon. Mix well. Use plain yogurt for dressing. Alternatively you can make your salad a main meal by adding grilled chicken or shrimps.

Enjoy the weekend,
Darryl Haley

Darryl Haley

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There’s more to Darryl Haley than just an ex-pro football player. Much more. After his playing days with the New England Patriots, Darryl successfully ventured into areas such as the Ironman Triathlon, personal training, bed and breakfast ownership and of course, radio. He can be heard on WHUR giving Daily Fitness Tips that help listeners take better care of themselves with valuable nutrition and wellness information. When he’s not on the air or at the Darryl Haley Bed and Breakfast in Luray, VA, he can be found pursuing his other passions, motorcycles and bass fishing.

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