Research for Healthy Food Financing

Tulane University, Prevention Research Center

Fruit market with various colorful fresh fruits and vegetables

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.

Read the policy brief, Healthy Food Retail Act pdf icon[PDF-437 KB]external icon, developed by the PRC.

Read the study group’s report pdf icon[PDF-597KB]external icon.

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.