Shop Healthy NYC works with communities - including residents, food retailers, and food suppliers and distributors - to increase access to healthy foods. Shop Healthy NYC’s main focus is on those neighborhoods with high rates of obesity and limited access to nutritious foods.
Fordham, West Farms, Hunts Point, Mott Haven Longwood, East Tremont and Claremont-Morrisania in the Bronx
East New York, Brownsville and Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn
East Harlem in Manhattan
If you live, work or go to school in these neighborhoods and want to participate in this neighborhood effort, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shop Healthy NYC has developed a guide (PDF) for community residents and organizations interested in working with local food retailers to increase healthy offerings, like fresh fruits and vegetables, 100% whole wheat bread and low-salt canned goods. This guide provides tips for working with retailers to make healthful changes and for increasing community demand for these healthy offerings.
Download the How to Adopt a Shop Guide (PDF)
How to Use I-Buy Cards to Encourage Retailers to Offer Healthier Items
Deliver these postcards to your local store to show that there is demand for healthier items. You can order more postcards by calling 311 (Keyword: Shop Healthy postcard).
If your group is interested in transforming a neighborhood’s food environment by working not only with food retailers, but with food suppliers, distributors and other community groups, Shop Healthy NYC has created a guide to assist you.
Download the Shop Healthy Implementation Guide (PDF): An innovative approach to changing the food retail environment
For more information about Shop Healthy NYC, contact us at email@example.com.