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States are considered to have food retail policies that meet the criteria of this objective if their policies support at least one of the following objectives: (1) the building and/or placement of new food retail outlets (e.g., new supermarkets in underserved areas, loan financing programs for small business development); (2) renovation and equipment upgrades of existing food retail outlets (e.g., purchasing refrigerators for small corner stores to allow for the sale of fresh product); (3) increases in, and promotion of, foods encouraged by the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans stocked or available at food retail outlets (e.g., increase display or shelf space of encouraged foods such as fruits and vegetables, assistance in marketing of these healthier food such as through point of decision information).
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