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Perspectives of Urban Corner Store Owners and Managers on Community Health Problems and Solutions

Article co-authored by The Food Trust, published in Preventing Chronic Disease

Urban corner store interventions have been implemented to improve access to and promote purchase of healthy foods. However, the perspectives of store owners and managers, who deliver and shape these interventions in collaboration with nonprofit, government, and academic partners, have been largely overlooked. We sought to explore the views of store owners and managers on the role of their stores in the community and their beliefs about health problems and solutions in the community. 

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The Food Trust Hosts 2017 Summer Research Institute

The Food Trust has launched an 8-week-long Summer Research Institute (SRI) running from June through August 2017.


This year’s Institute will focus on collecting data about food behaviors and food access, particularly how far residents travel to corner stores, grocery stores and farmers markets.


SRI participants work with The Food Trust's Research & Evaluation team and in small groups for field work. They also participate in weekly in-office trainings on a range of evaluation topics such as evaluation planning; research and evaluation ethics; quantitative, qualitative and geospatial research methods; data collection strategies for surveys, interviews and observations; data management, analysis and reporting; and presentation skills.


Enrollment is currently closed for summer 2017. For more information, contact Kelly Yerger at 


New report! Healthier Corner Stores: Positive Impacts, Profitable Changes

Corner stores — often thought of as a source of unhealthy foods — can be key partners in the effort to improve access to healthy, affordable foods. Evaluation by The Food Trust and Econsult Corporation has shown that the corner stores in Philadelphia that have introduced healthier produce to store shelves have resulted in healthier choices, healthier businesses and healthier communities.

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Study finds positive changes in the food environment after an urban corner store intervention

A new study published in Preventive Medicine found that The Food Trust's corner store interventions aimed at increasing healthy food availability are associated with improvements in the availability of low-fat milk, fruits, and some vegetables, especially when infrastructure changes, such as refrigeration and shelving enhancements, are offered.

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Farmers' Market and Philly Food Bucks Report 2013

Farmers’ markets and the Philly Food Bucks program contribute to the health of Philadelphia residents by increasing the availability and affordability of nutritious food. In 2013, The Food Trust continued its work to provide low-income, high-need residents of Philadelphia with sources of fresh, local fruits and vegetables. 
 

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