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Healthy Food Retail

Appendix: Nutrition Environment Measures Survey in Stores (NEMS-S)

2006 | Nutrition Environment Measures Survey

The Nutrition Environment Measures Survey (NEMS)-S Appendix and Form provides instructions for using the tool, training instructions, acceptable modifications to the tool, and the actual NEMS-S measurement forms.

Are You Fit for Fresh?

National Association of Convenience Stores, United Fresh

This two-pager outlines 10 major factors to consider in evaluating the capacity for an in-store fresh produce program.

Bridging the Gap: Healthy Checkout Fact Sheet

2015 | Center for Science in the Public Interest

This research brief describes food and beverage products available at check-out in retail food stores across the United States from 2010 – 2012. The findings indicate that unhealthy options are much more abundant than healthy options such as water, fresh fruits, or vegetables at checkout.

Business Models

Healthy Food Access Portal: Launch a Business

This page provides detailed information on assessing community needs, business costs, and various business models to implement appropriate retail strategies.

Calculating Selling Area for Healthy Retail: A Fact Sheet about Improving Access to Healthy Food

2014 | ChangeLab Solutions

This fact sheet was developed to explain how to calculate the total percentage of selling area within a store that should be devoted to healthy foods and particular types of products such as produce or staple foods.

CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator: Database of Interventions

2019 | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC has created a Database of Interventions for use by community stakeholders and public health professionals to improve the health of their communities. This database allows people to identify interventions and search interventions by relevant keywords in four areas including: socioeconomic factors, physical environment, health behaviors, and clinical care.

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