The Shop Healthy NYC! program aims to increase access to healthy food in neighborhoods with high rates of obesity. We work with residents, food retailers and food suppliers and distributors in areas with limited access to nutritious foods.
Shop Healthy NYC! works in the following neighborhoods:
You can encourage local food retailers to provide more healthy offerings, such as fruits and vegetables, 100% whole wheat bread and low-salt canned goods.
The How to Adopt a Shop Guide (PDF) offers tips for working with retailers and increasing community demand for nutritious foods.
One way to show your local retailers that your community wants healthier items is by getting your neighbors to fill out Shop Healthy NYC! Postcards (PDF) [Español] that you can deliver to retailers. To get these postcards by mail, call 311 and ask for “Shop Healthy postcards”.
If your community organization is interested in transforming a neighborhood’s food environment by working with food suppliers, distributors and other community groups, see the Shop Healthy Implementation Guide: An innovative approach to changing the food retail environment (PDF).
In 2014, we looked at the impact of Shop Healthy NYC!’s successful first year in the Bronx neighborhoods of West Farms and Fordham.
For more information about Shop Healthy NYC!, email firstname.lastname@example.org.