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

Why Corner Stores?

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. Community-based organizations also help deliver messages to their community, allowing this work to grow. 

In 2014, the Health Department will:

For more information, contact:
Nora Gordon
P: 612-673-3798
E: Nora.Gordon@minneapolismn.gov

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Where are Healthy Corner Stores in my neighborhood?

Look for the Healthy Corner Store Signs in front windows and inside stores or flyers in your neighborhood for fun events featuring our partner stores. Check out these participating stores to see their displays of fresh, healthy produce!Shop Fresh Sign

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

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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!

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

"Adopt-a-Shop" in your neighborhood. Talk with the store owner at your local grocery outlet and tell them you want to see more healthy food options. Give them specific examples of the types of nutritious foods you'd like to buy on a regular basis, like brown rice, skim milk, low-fat yogurt, and fresh apples and bananas. Don't stop there - talk to your neighbors too! The more customers asking for healthy food options, the more likely the owner will be to consistently stock high quality, healthy items. Find more useful tips in New York City's Adopt a Shop guide.

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Last updated Sep 30, 2014