Adoption of the Minneapolis Staple Food Ordinance: A novel policy to improve healthy food availability in small food stores
This presentation will describe key components of the “Staple Food Ordinance” and the process through which the Minneapolis Health Department worked to revise the policy and facilitate its adoption in 2014 – including lessons learned from engaging elected officials, community residents, and store owners. The presentation will also outline strategies that are being used to improve store compliance with the new requirements. Participants will learn how the ordinance contributes to addressing health equity in Minneapolis and reflect on the potential impact a healthy food retail policy might have on health disparities in their own communities.
Learning Areas:Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Describe one novel policy to improve healthy food availability in small food stores Identify possible strategies to increase the likelihood that small food stores will comply with the local policy Discuss how local food policy can be used to address health disparities
Keyword(s): Health Disparities/Inequities, Public Policy
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Senior Public Health Specialist with the Minneapolis Health Department, where I am responsible for coordinating citywide healthy food access initiatives that improve the availability of healthy food options. I recently led the development and successful passage of key amendments to the Minneapolis Staple Foods ordinance and serve as a liaison between the health department, University of Minnesota evaluation study team, and grocery store owners.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.