November 14, 2011 in Tools
Healthy in a Hurry, Louisville, KY.
These tools are from the Healthy in a Hurry Corner Store initiative, which has provided the infrastructure and expertise for two stores in low-income areas to carry fresh fruits and vegetables. This initiative is coordinated by the YMCA of Greater Louisville in collaboration with the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness and the Center for Health Equity.
February 1, 2009 in Tools
The Congressional Hunger Center, February 2009. Discusses food access in New Orleans; obesity in Louisiana; results from a New Orleans food purchase and preference study; challenges for small stores in offering healthy foods; and strategies for neighborhood advocates to improve access to healthy food through corner stores. The tools include a store survey, a store agreement, leaflets, and recipe cards.
- Corner store survey for neighborhood residents on pages 24-29
- Postcards and leaflets for corner store owners on pages 31-33
- Corner store agreement on page 37
- List of foundations and federal, state, and local funding programs on pages 35-36
- Recipe card for healthy red beans and rice on page 39
- Sample nutrition labeling to be placed on shelves on pages 41-43
January 1, 2009 in Reports
D.C. Hunger Solutions, 2009. This 22-page report describes the work of the D.C. Healthy Corner Store Program, providing a good overview of the opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned in distributing fresh produce to small-scale stores. The project’s focus groups found strong demand for affordable, high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables among both adults and children. They tested two types of cooperative distribution models that emphasized local and/or organic produce. Overall, the majority of the stores experienced success in selling fresh produce.
- Store Participation Agreement on pages 16-17