Research for Healthy Food Financing
Tulane University, Prevention Research Center
The Tulane University PRCexternal icon is a member of and provided technical assistance and data analysis to the Healthy Food Retail Study Group, established by the Louisiana Senate in 2008. The center coordinated the study group and prepared the report that made recommendations for a Louisiana Healthy Food Retail Financing Program, enacted in 2009. The law provides grants and loans to supermarkets, farmers’ markets, and food retailers to make fresh fruits and vegetables available in low-income communities.
The Healthy Food Retail Act was enacted in 2009 and provides grants and loans to supermarkets, farmers’ markets, and retailers to make healthy foods available in low-income communities.