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Healthy Corner Stores Guide

Last Published: 06/20/2017

This Healthy Corner Stores Guide is part of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s ongoing efforts to help SNAP recipients make healthy food choices. Many families rely heavily on corner stores, also referred to convenience stores or bodegas, for food purchases because they live in communities without supermarkets, farmers markets, or stores where fresh produce and healthy items are commonly sold nearby. Healthy corner stores have the power to positively impact the health of community members by providing greater access to healthy foods, such as fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, whole grain snack items, and low-fat dairy products. The Guide provides information, strategies, and resources for organizations interested in making healthy foods and beverages available in corner stores within their communities.