healthy food licensingProvide incentives when stores stock freshproduce, post signage, etc. Cheaper license program Access to special grants, loans, TA Other incentives specific to your community INCENTIVIZE
lessons from tobacco retailer licensingNo licenses near schoolsand youth-populatedareasRestrict density ofretailersRevocation for violationof sales-to-minors laws RESTRICT
why adopt a license program? You create the law Significant, meaningful penalties • License suspension or revocation • Holds business accountable • Local enforcement Can apply to new and existing businesses Charge a fee for license to cover enforcement (state law varies)
implementation & enforcementWho will issue licensesand collect fees?Who will conductinspections?Who will enforcepenalties?
strategies for licensing Know your state and local laws Consider what business practices should be required Identify implementation and outreach partners Offer assistance to businesses in complying with new requirements
Ian McLaughlinimclaughlin@phlpnet.org www.phlpnet.org