Policy Approaches to Healthy Corner Stores

Policy Approaches to Healthy Corner Stores

A webinar on using development tools for healthier food in small stores

Corner store advocates around the country are exploring how policy approaches could incentivize and sustain healthy changes in small stores. The authority of local governments to regulate land use and economic development and levy taxes lends itself to a number of promising policy interventions. Healthy corner store advocates across the country are currently developing a number of promising policy approaches. In some communities, new policies are being developed; in others, existing resources are being redirected to support healthy corner store work.

In 2010, ChangeLab Solutions' Healthy Planning program and the Healthy Corner Stores Network presented a webinar to provide a basic overview of how land use and economic development tools can be leveraged to require or incentivize healthy food offerings. Advocates and planners from Seattle, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia shared their innovative policy approaches to healthy corner stores work.

Our Healthy Planning team works to engage public health advocates and practitioners in the land-use and economic development decision-making process throughout California. We develop tools for training advocates in the relationship between the built environment and public health, and provide technical assistance for creating and implementing land use policies that support healthier communities. 

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