In communities that lack supermarkets or other types of full-service food retail, families depend on corner stores for the majority of their food purchases. The choices at these stores are often limited to processed foods and very little, if any, fresh produce. An effective approach to improving healthy food access in corner stores is the development and launch of Healthy Corner Store Initiatives. As a result, networks of healthy corner stores in cities and states are emerging across the country. While the models and size can vary, the overarching goal remains the same: working with corner store operators and partners to source, price and promote healthier items in their stores. This webinar explores strategies, tactics, best practices and lessons learned on launching and implementing healthy corner store networks by highlighting existing efforts in New Jersey, San Jose, CA, & Cleveland, OH.
--Kamaryn Norris, National Campaign for Healthy Food Access Associate, The Food Trust (moderator)
--Erin Healy, Director of Healthy Eating Initiative, The Health Trust
--Ana Ramos, New Jersey Food Access Coordinator, The Food Trust
--Lindsay Smetana, Community Organizer and Program Manager, Tremont West Development Corporation