Food and Beverage Access

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Browse our library of materials and external links related to childhood obesity and healthy food and beverage access.

Please note that, while some of these materials are available for immediate download, there may be some secure items for which you must request access.

A Blueprint for Healthier Vending

This toolkit was created by Healthy Places and includes information on taking the citywide Healthy Vending Challenge, announced on March 20, 2013.

Related Interest Group(s): Food and Beverage

Related Topics: Healthy Vending

A Recipe for Healthy Places

Six strategies for a healthier, stronger city.

Related Interest Group(s): Food and Beverage

Related Topics: Food Access, General Resources, Healthy Vending

Blueprint—Food and Beverage Section

Food and Beverage chapter in Blueprint.

Related Interest Group(s): Food and Beverage

Related Topics: Blueprint, Food Access, General Resources

Community Food Security Coalition: Community Food Assessment Survey Tools

http://www.foodsecurity.org/cfa_survey.html

Contains various survey tools, including surveys of consumers and grocery stores, and related tools such as a focus group agenda.

Related Interest Group(s): Food and Beverage

Related Topics: Healthy Corner Stores

Food Environment Atlas

http://www.ers.usda.gov/foodatlas/

Online tool that allows users to map and compare counties across the US on the ability of their residents to access healthful food. It assembles statistics in three broad categories: food choices, health and well-being, and community characteristics. It includes 90 indicators, among them access and proximity to a grocery store, rates of food insecurity, food and nutrition assistance program participation, and availability of local foods.

Related Interest Group(s): Food and Beverage

Related Topics: Healthy Corner Stores

Healthy Food Access Workshop – Emergency Food Systems – Agenda for February 16, 2016

Related Interest Group(s): Food and Beverage

Related Topics: Food Access

Healthy Food Access Workshop – Healthy Corner Stores – Agenda for March 30, 2016

Agenda: Healthy Food Access Workshop – Emergency Food Systems – Agenda for February 16, 2016

Related Interest Group(s): Food and Beverage

Related Topics: Healthy Corner Stores

Healthy Food Access Workshop 3 – Farmers Markets – Agenda April 21, 2016

Related Interest Group(s): Food and Beverage

Related Topics: Food Access

Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities – HKHC Case Examples: Healthy Corner Stores

http://www.healthykidshealthycommunities.org/node/675

This website has a page of healthy corner store case studies, including discussion of projects in Baldwin Park, CA; Louisville, KY; King County/Seattle, WA; and Watsonville/Pajaro Valley, CA. Each case study includes links to additional information about the healthy corner store project featured.

Related Interest Group(s): Food and Beverage

Related Topics: Healthy Corner Stores

Healthy Stores Project

http://www.healthystores.org

The Healthy Stores Project is based in Baltimore at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Human Nutrition.  It works with projects in Manitoba, Ontario, Michigan, Arizona, Hawaii, and the Marshall Islands, some of which involve First Nations communities. Each project webpage includes background information and downloadable resources such as recipe cards, flyers, newspaper articles, and research reports. Click on “Intervention Materials” to see additional promotional/educational resources from each project, including resources in Korean for Baltimore store owners.

Related Interest Group(s): Food and Beverage

Related Topics: Healthy Corner Stores

Market Makeovers

http://marketmakeovers.org

This website is “a dynamic, user-friendly online toolkit about the process of transforming small corner stores to carry healthier food choices.” It focuses on the work of the South LA Healthy Eating Active Community Initiative and the group Public Matters. It includes resources describing how to do a corner store makeover, information about food deserts in LA, and over 100 videos created primarily by youth. The site is described as “a way for everyone to dialogue, post and exchange questions and information.”

Related Interest Group(s): Food and Beverage

Related Topics: Healthy Corner Stores

PolicyLink: Healthy Food Retailing Tool

http://www.policylink.org/site/c.lkIXLbMNJrE/b.5137405/k.6042/%20Healthy_Food_Retailing.htm

National research and action institute advancing economic and social equity. This Healthy Food Retailing Tool describes inequities in access, what causes them, and how to address them. It includes information on retailing opportunities (including improving existing stores); case studies of healthy food retailing projects; and links to additional websites and resources, including policy reports and recommendations.

Related Interest Group(s): Food and Beverage

Related Topics: Healthy Corner Stores

QM Keynote—New York State’s Approach to Fighting Childhood Obesity (Dennison)

Keynote from June 2006 QM by Barbara Dennison/New York State Health Department.

Related Interest Group(s): Food and Beverage, Physical Activity

Related Topics: Food Access, Quarterly Meeting

Quarterly Meeting Agenda – June 14, 2016

Quarterly Meeting Agenda – Focused on Food Access. Keynote: Comprehensive Approaches to Improving Healthy Food Access in Urban Communities, Allison Hagey, MPH, JD, Associate Director of PolicyLink

Related Interest Group(s): Food and Beverage

Related Topics: Quarterly Meeting

Snackwise

http://www.snackwise.org/home.cfm

A system that rates the nutritional content of common vending machine snacks developed by the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Related Interest Group(s): Food and Beverage

Related Topics: Healthy Vending

Strategic Alliance Enact Neighborhood Environment Program

http://eatbettermovemore.org/sa/enact/neighborhood/shopkeepers.php

The Community Food Environment page on this website includes suggestions for store owner incentives and links to reports, model programs, tools, policies, and coalitions.

Related Interest Group(s): Food and Beverage

Related Topics: Healthy Corner Stores

The Food Trust: Healthy Corner Store Initiative

http://www.thefoodtrust.org/php/programs/corner.store.campaign.php

Includes information about the Corner Store Campaign’s social marketing efforts in Philadelphia’s inner-city corner stores and schools, along with lesson plans, other resources, and links to related programs. Snackin’ Fresh is a social marketing initiative directed at youth. The project site includes interactive maps for each participating school and corner store showing what types of healthy snacks are offered.

Related Interest Group(s): Food and Beverage

Related Topics: Healthy Corner Stores

The Food Trust: Snackin’ Fresh

http://www.thefoodtrust.org/php/SnackinFresh/

Includes information about the Corner Store Campaign’s social marketing efforts in Philadelphia’s inner-city corner stores and schools, along with lesson plans, other resources, and links to related programs. Snackin’ Fresh is a social marketing initiative directed at youth. The project site includes interactive maps for each participating school and corner store showing what types of healthy snacks are offered.

Related Interest Group(s): Food and Beverage

Related Topics: Healthy Corner Stores