Pop-Up Grocery Store Model Expanding Nationally

From San Francisco to Seattle and Chicago, pop-up grocery stores are providing healthy options to low-income consumers in food deserts. Studies show that they can be successful in changing eating habits if quality is proritized and health education is provided. 

http://healthland.time.com/2012/07/24/can-pop-up-grocery-stores-solve-the-problem-of-food-deserts/

Vending Machines in Taxis, a New Take on Mobile Marketing

A plan to put vending machines inside New York City taxi cabs won rave reviews at a city-sponsored contest for new business ideas.  If the company, TaxiTreats, receives approval from the city’s Taxi & Limousine Commission, they will select items to be sold based on their popularity at convenience stores.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/this_is_cab_fare_U5ibESPALBwhqEymB895lN

PolicyLink

PolicyLink provides resources such as webinars, case-studies, and toolkits on food access issues, including those specifically in communities of color, and includes resources that focus on the links between obesity and the environment, and healthy food retail models. 

http://www.policylink.org

 

Public Health Law and Policy (PHLP)

PHLP’s document library covers a range of topics related to food access; including healthy planning, farmers markets, healthy retail, childhood obesity, economic development, joint use agreements, mobile vending and produce carts, legislation, menu labeling and redevelopment.

http://www.nplanonline.org/nplan/document-library