Healthy Food Access

According to statistics recently released by Feeding America, North Carolina is atop the list for “food insecurity” in the United States with one in six adults and one in five children having inadequate access to food.

 
Transforming Health Together works with small stores in Region 7 counties to strengthen the sales and access of healthy food options. Traditionally, we lived in communities that were reliant on growing food for themselves and their community. Now we’re working to come back to our roots, and assist small family stores and convenient stores that are in communities not in close proximity to a grocery store to help bring back the concept of local, fresh foods in our neighborhoods and improve healthy food access throughout the region

Transforming Health Together can assist small stores with technical support, resources for healthy food displays and signage, and marketing of your stores initiative. Contact Melissa Rockett today, if you are interested in getting started.
 

Why should your small food store stock healthy food?

  • Stocking healthy food means good business for store owners
  • New products and more variety in your store attract new customers and helps your business stand out
  • Healthy food yields higher profits
  • Local farmers can connect with small stores as an additional source of revenue for both the farmer and the store owner
  • There is a growing demand for healthy, convenient, and high quality foods
  • People with access to healthy food and beverages are more likely to have a lower risk for chronic disease

 

Resources

Healthy Food Sold Here: A Guide to Providing Healthy Foods in Small Food Store
Sell Healthy Guide
Assessment tool for small food stores
North Carolina Healthy Food Retail Designation for Small Food Stores