Thursday, March 19, 2015

CDC releases healthy retail food guide

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has just released a comprehensive new guide for public health practitioners working in nutrition and obesity prevention: Healthier Food Retail: An Action Guide for Public Health Practitioners. The availability of healthier foods is an environmental factor contributing to a person’s diet and risk of related chronic diseases. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates that nearly 30 million Americans live in neighborhoods without easy access to affordable nutritious food.

Healthier food retail initiatives can help increase people's access to places that sell healthier foods and beverages including grocery stores, small stores, farmers markets, bodegas, or mobile food retail. Initiatives can involve creating new food retail outlets that sell healthier foods, improving the quality, variety, and amount of healthier foods and beverages at existing stores, or promoting and marketing healthier foods and beverages to the consumer. To learn more, contact Sharon Crocco.

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