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Webinar: The New Markets Model: Making a Case for Healthy Retail Strategies (CM | 1.5)
May 4, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Over the last several decades, urban sprawl, white flight, land use regulations, and consolidation and concentration in the food retail sector have created grocery gaps in urban and rural communities. As a result, many communities lack access to healthy and affordable food. One community solution is healthy food retailing through existing outlets. Healthy food retailing is an economic development strategy that increases sales of healthy foods through distributing, stocking and marketing healthy items in affected communities. This session will cover the basic new markets model framework, best practices, local policy and planning priorities for healthy food retailing. We will share experiences from healthy retail projects and examples of assessment-based policy recommendations in Ohio and Washington.