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State Initiatives Supporting Healthier Food Retail: An Overview of the National Landscape


The report provides readers with useful information about the rationale for and characteristics of healthier food retail legislation enacted in the last decade. The report also provides public health practitioners and their partners with potential action steps that can be used to inform and educate others about the benefits of improved access to fruit and vegetables and other healthier foods through Healthier Food Retail initiatives in their state. Gain insight into what is happening around the country by reading this report and find out what legislation in your state supports a healthier food retail environment.

Primary Toolkit:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Healthy Food Access, Nutrition, Obesity


Institutional Author:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention





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