The first step towards better nutrition is to break old habits and replace them with new, smarter ones. This is harder said then done, especially since junk food has been shown to cause a cycle of dependency that isn’t easily broken. Shopping mindfully, meaning purchasing less processed foods and more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein, creates a better eating environment at home, which makes it easier to make good food choices. This can be difficult enough at the grocery store, so what can we do when faced with the sea of candy bars and chips at convenience stores? The Heathy Heart Network’s Creating Healthy Places Program, with funding from NYS Department of Health, is working with convenience stores to promote a larger selection of fruits and vegetables on-the-go.