Access to healthy food options in retail settings is an important component of healthy food access and a healthy food system. The term Healthy Food Retail encompasses many types of settings where people purchase food, including full-service groceries, ethnic markets, convenience stores, farmers markets, vending machines, hospitals, workplaces, restaurants, community centers, and public events.
OPHI has collaborated with multiple partners on a range of healthy food retail initiatives. For more information, contact Policy Manager Emily Henke.
Healthy Food Retail Resource List: OPHI recently compiled a comprehensive set of resources for practitioners around the state engaged in a Community of Practice on healthy food retail projects.
Improving Community Health Through Healthy Food Retail. May 2010. Oregon Public Health Institute.
Healthy Food for New Columbia: The Journey of Village Market. Spring 2012. Oregon Public Health Institute.