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FOOD RETAIL OUTLETS MAPPING AND
REORGANIZATION FOR PROMOTING
HEALTHY DIETS
The grocery gap:
Allison Karpyn, PhD
Karpyn@ude...
Changing Access in Philadelphia,
Conduct Geographic Analysis
The problem:
Disparities in access to healthy
food & rising n...
Convene Task Force & Advocate for Recommendations
Allison Karpyn et al. Health Aff 2010;29:473-480
Bridging the Food Access Gap
Supply Demand
Access Education &
Marketing
Quantity
ofstores
Locations
Quality:Store&
Product...
Pennsylvania Results
• 88 new or improved grocery stores approved for
funding in underserved communities
• 1.67 million sq...
National Expansion:
Establishing Effective Public-Private Financing Efforts
FEDERAL:
• Federal Healthy Food Financing Init...
Increasing Healthy Food Access:
• START with Maps
• Convene High-Level Stakeholders
• Understand Barriers
• Public-Private...
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The grocery gap: food retail outlets mapping and reorganization for promoting healthy diets Allison Karpyn, PhD, Associate Director, Center for Research in Education & Social Policy, Assistant Professor of Education - University of Delaware

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The International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition was jointly held by FAO and WHO in December 2016 to explore policies and programme options for shaping the food systems in ways that deliver foods for a healthy diet, focusing on concrete country experiences and challenges. This Symposium waas the first large-scale contribution under the UN Decade of Action for Nutrition 2016-2025. This presentation was part of Parallel session 1.3: Leveraging market opportunities for promoting healthy diets"

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The grocery gap: food retail outlets mapping and reorganization for promoting healthy diets Allison Karpyn, PhD, Associate Director, Center for Research in Education & Social Policy, Assistant Professor of Education - University of Delaware

  1. 1. FOOD RETAIL OUTLETS MAPPING AND REORGANIZATION FOR PROMOTING HEALTHY DIETS The grocery gap: Allison Karpyn, PhD Karpyn@udel.edu
  2. 2. Changing Access in Philadelphia, Conduct Geographic Analysis The problem: Disparities in access to healthy food & rising noncommunicable disease The Food Trust solution: Task force grounded by GIS maps - Where supermarkets are, are not - Poverty - Mortality, diet related diseases - Find “areas of greatest need”
  3. 3. Convene Task Force & Advocate for Recommendations Allison Karpyn et al. Health Aff 2010;29:473-480
  4. 4. Bridging the Food Access Gap Supply Demand Access Education & Marketing Quantity ofstores Locations Quality:Store& Product Price Incentives ExperientialEd. Cooking,Growing Product Mix Healthyfood advertising Limitjunkfood advertising Availability & Affordability
  5. 5. Pennsylvania Results • 88 new or improved grocery stores approved for funding in underserved communities • 1.67 million square feet of retail space • 5,000 jobs created or retained • 400,000 of the state’s underserved residents reached • $190 million total project costs resulting from $30 million in state seed money • $540,000 increase in local tax revenue from a single store in Philadelphia
  6. 6. National Expansion: Establishing Effective Public-Private Financing Efforts FEDERAL: • Federal Healthy Food Financing Initiative $169 Million dispersed since 2011 STATE/LOCAL: • New Jersey ($20 mil) • California ($270 mil) • LA ($14 mil) • New York ($30 mil) • New Orleans ($14 mil) • Illinois ($13 mil) • Colorado (7.1 mil) • Ohio ($5 mil) • Massachusetts ($100,000 + $6 mil) • Michigan Good Food Fund ($3 million +)
  7. 7. Increasing Healthy Food Access: • START with Maps • Convene High-Level Stakeholders • Understand Barriers • Public-Private Partnerships & Financing Maps reveal inequities in food access, improve understanding of the problem across sectors and support targeted initiatives.

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