How can communities improve access to affordable produce? Both large and small retailers need help stocking their shelves with healthy foods.
These resources can help store owners meet demand for healthy options and expand opportunities for residents to buy fruits and vegetables.
Make stores healthier by addressing tobacco, nutrition, and alcohol all at once. Government agencies can collaborate and develop a comprehensive approach to improving the retail environment.
Develop a comprehensive certification program to support bodegas, corner and convenience stores, and rural markets that sell fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods.
Set a communitywide minimum healthy food standard to ensure all retailers improve food quality and accessibility.
Help small food stores provide and promote fruits and vegetables at affordable prices.
Find funding and resources to reward small food retailers who wish to make healthy changes.