Minneapolis
Health Department

Public Service Center
250 S. 4th. Street, Room 510
Minneapolis, MN 55415
health@minneapolismn.gov
(612) 673-2301

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HEALTHY CORNER STORES

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Making healthy foods more visible, affordable and attractive in corner stores near you

 

 

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Project Description

Many residents often shop at corner stores within walking distance from their home, worksite, or school for meals to feed themselves and their families; however, most corner stores stock a disproportionately high amount of processed convenience foods compared to fresher, healthier options. In a 2012 survey of regular Minneapolis corner store customers, 94% said they would buy fruits and vegetables at their neighborhood corner store if they were made available and affordable to them.

The Health Department is teaming up with corner store owners in Minneapolis to improve access to fresh produce and healthier foods such as low-fat dairy and whole grains. Store owners learn important skills for buying and handling produce, and colorful signs help customers choose healthier food options.

Specifically, the Health Department and its partners are focusing on:

Project Sites

Where are Healthy Corner Stores in my neighborhood?

Look for the Healthy Corner Store Signs in front windows and inside stores. Check out these participating stores to see their displays of fresh produce and other healthy foods!Shop Fresh Sign

Check out the Google Map link to these healthy corner stores!

Progress & Accomplishments

Get Involved

I am a store owner. How can I make my store a Healthy Corner Store?

Economic studies show more and more customers want healthier foods and your store is a prime business that can offer these foods to the community. If you are a corner store owner and are interested in offering healthier foods at your store, we can help!

I am a resident. How can I make a store in my neighborhood a Healthy Corner Store?

For more information, contact:

Nora Gordon, Public Health Specialist
P: 612-673-3798
E: nora.gordon@minneapolismn.gov

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Last updated Nov 21, 2014