The Good Food Sold Here Partnership is a voluntary program for small stores across Minnesota that aims to increase access to healthy foods and beverages. The program prioritizes stores that are near schools and community centers or are in residential areas with limited access to grocery stores.
Stores need to have the capacity and autonomy to make some changes to displays and stocking. If your store is selected, Dakota County Public Health staff will partner with your store to make it easier to merchandise healthy foods and beverages by helping you to:
Stock new healthy items
Promote healthy items available in your store
Place healthy items in a more visible location
Make healthy foods more affordable and appealing by offering SNAP, or other pricing and merchandising strategies
Why should you join?
More and more people are looking for healthy products when they shop at convenience stores.
Your store will receive
Guidance and support on how to stock and display healthy foods
Market research to understand and stock items your customers want
Promotional materials to highlight healthy foods
Funds to purchase displays for healthier foods in your store
Recognition around your community for selling healthy foods
Benefits to customers
Your customers will be able to find more healthy food and beverage options that are appealing to them.
Your community will be less likely to experience poor health, like diabetes, hypertension and high blood pressure, if more healthy foods and beverages are available and sold.
How it works
Join: Apply to become a member of the Good Food Sold Here Partnership.
Engage: We will help you collect input on your customers’ healthy food preferences through simple market research.
Plan: We will work with you to develop a plan to best address the challenges you face in increasing the stock of healthy items in your store.
Get support: We will provide trainings to you and your staff, based on your plan, to help you stock, market and sell healthy items.
Be recognized: We will spread the word in our community about your store’s commitment to the Good Food Sold Here Partnership.
Apply today by completing the Good Food Sold Here Partnership Application.
For more information, contact Amy Jones, Dakota County Public Health, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-554-6134.