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Healthy Food Retail Toolkit for Small Food Stores

  • Who is it for?

    Anyone who would like to assist small food stores with making more healthy options available.

  • How do you get it?

    These resources are distributed electronically and can be downloaded on this page.

  • How is it used?

    Provide a general process and tools for working with owners of small food stores to increase their selection of healthy foods.

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Tools

North Carolina Healthy Food Retail Designation for Small Food Stores

The North Carolina Healthy Food Retail Designation recognizes small food stores that meet product criteria established by the North Carolina Healthy Food Retail Collaborative. Any small food store in North Carolina that meets the designation criteria is eligible to receive a “Healthy Food Sold Here” certificate of designation and a door decal. Any partner assisting the store is invited to complete the application on behalf of the store.

Designation Criteria
Directory of Stores with the Designation
Frequently Asked Questions
Application

North Carolina Healthy Food Retail Collaborative

The North Carolina Healthy Food Retail Collaborative is a group of state and local organizations who developed and oversee the North Carolina Healthy Food Retail Designation. The collaborative also provides guidance documents and tools for people who want to assist stores in offering healthy options, as well as promotional signage stores can use after completing an online assessment.

Collaborative Members

American Heart Association

Cabarrus Health Alliance, REACH

Catalyst for Healthy Eating and Active Living

Durham County Department of Public Health

East Carolina University, Department of Public Health

NC Alliance for Health

NC Alliance of YMCAs

NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Marketing

NC Division of Public Health, Chronic Disease and Injury Section

NC Division of Public Health, Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch

NC State University, Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences

NC State University, SNAP-Ed Steps to Health

UNC Chapel Hill Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

UNC Chapel Hill Center for Health Promotion Disease Prevention, SNAP-Ed

Youth Empowered Solutions

Directory of Stores with the NC Healthy Food Retail Designation

Stores included in this directory have earned the NC Healthy Food Retail Designation. Click here to find stores with the designation.


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If you have questions about the North Carolina Healthy Food Retail Designation, please contact healthyfoodretail@eatsmartmovemorenc.com.