The Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support (MDHFS) developed these evaluation tools to determine the availability of healthy foods in corner stores. Based on the results from these surveys, MDHFS launched The Minneapolis Healthy Corner Store Program. See more information about the project here.
Corner Store Visual Assessment Tool.
This 7-page tool can help organizers determine the availability of healthy foods in corner stores, as well as gain information about the potential of a store to offer healthier foods in the future. Surveyors can obtain information such as: services provided by the store (i.e. do they accept EBT); types, quality, and price of healthy food sold; a physical description of the store; availability of coolers and other space for displaying healthy items; and much more.
Corner Store Owner Survey.
Organizers can use this 5-page storeowner survey to help choose corner stores for participation in a healthy corner store project. The survey includes questions to gauge a store owner’s involvement in the neighborhood and community, commitment and interest in the project goals, and to gain information about the business itself.