Healthy Food Retail


Choosing a healthy snack can be difficult when convenience stores and vending machines offer only chips, candy bars, and soda. The lack of healthy choices often forces people to choose between a high-fat, high-sodium, high-sugar snack or no snack at all. We recommend policies that increase the number of healthy choices in retail and vending locations, require that healthy choices be no more expensive than unhealthy choices, recommend that healthy choices be located at eye-level or clearly labeled, or that unhealthy choices be removed altogether. These policies can be very important in communities where healthy food is harder to find.