Report: Recommendations to Promote Healthy Retail Food Environments

Fruits and vegetables on display in a market

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Key federal policy opportunities for the Farm Bill

The goal of this report is to make recommendations for policy, voluntary actions, and research areas to support in-store and online food environments that make healthy food and beverage choices easier for all consumers. All shoppers face barriers to purchasing nutritious food in a retail environment that disproportionately promotes unhealthy food products. However, retail marketing has an even greater impact on shoppers who use SNAP. The recommendations outlined in this report were informed by a convening of industry, SNAP participant, and public health stakeholders, and are grounded in the promotion of equitable access to healthy foods for all residents of the US.