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.
Dakota County Health Promotion has teamed up with two stores in South St. Paul and one store in Inver Grove Heights to provide guidance and support on stocking and displaying healthy foods and promotional materials to promote the healthy options in their store.
Why does stocking healthy food matter?
- 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.
- Nine out of 10 Americans snack daily. Health is an important consideration on more than half of these occasions, according to the Hartman Group's report, Eating Occasions Compass.
- Produce sales at convenience stores in the U.S. are increasing, based on a 2014 report by the Hartman Group, Convenience Stores and the 'Fresh' Opportunity.
Look for the Good Food Sold Here logo to find healthy options at these participating stores:
- Sam's Mini Mart, 400 Southview Blvd., South St. Paul, MN 55075
- Inver Grove Super USA, 5705 Carmen Ave. E, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
- Quick Stop, 1257 Thompson Ave., South St. Paul, MN 55075
For more information, contact Amy Jones, Dakota County Public Health, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-554-6134.