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NWS-3 Increase the number of States that have State-level policies that incentivize food retail outlets to provide foods that are encouraged by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Baseline (Year): 
8 (2009)
Target-Setting Method: 
Projection/trend analysis

Number of states who enacted state level food retail policies (legislation or executive action).  

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Data Collection Frequency: 
Methodology Notes: 

    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).


Additional resources about the objective

  1. CDC Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Legislative Database.

  2. CDC State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables, 2009.
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures Healthy Community Design and Access to Healthy Food Legislation Database. National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education

  4. The Food Trust.