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Healthier Food Retail: Beginning the Assessment Process in Your State or Community

Successful efforts at having healthier retail food depend on reliable information about retail food environments. Before implementing strategies to improve food in retail, it is necessary to assess the retail food environment to understand the extent and nature of the problem, including issues of differential access to affordable nutritious foods. Assessment should address specific questions and information gained from assessments should help prioritize and plan retail food strategies with partners, and inform decision makers where interventions may be warranted.

Resource Information

Date

January 1, 2014

Author

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Type

Example/Component, Strategy/Framework

Setting

Grocery/Retail, Restaurant/Food Service Premise

Age

Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

Food Environment, Food Security & Access to Food, Health Equity

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, International

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