Editor's note
The following abstract describes a publication that is only available as a downloadable PDF.

This toolkit contains Missouri-specific information. See publication No. DM274 for the non-Missouri version.

These materials are currently under review by Jollyn Tyryfter.

Kara Lubischer, former Community Development Specialist

Get the PDFThis Stock Healthy, Shop Healthy: Community Toolkit provides community groups with ideas and a plan for increasing both supply and demand. Retailers need to be encouraged to improve the quality and type of healthy foods they stock, and supported in their efforts to do so. The community toolkit includes helpful strategies for forming a community network, partnering with and promoting a store, providing community outreach and education, and building community demand for healthful foods.

The combined ideas in the toolkits constitute a full-scale healthy small food retailer program. Not all communities or stores will be ready or able to implement them all. Community leaders should customize their plans to meet specific, local needs to ensure that the retailer becomes a partner in improving the community’s health. To gain a better understanding of what it takes to increase healthy food inventory, check out the Stock Healthy, Shop Healthy: Retailer Toolkit.

To learn more about this program, visit the Stock Healthy, Shop Healthy website.



  • Classes
  • Community
  • Convenience store
  • Corner store
  • Food access
  • Fresh produce
  • Healthy corner store
  • Healthy food
  • Healthy food access
  • Healthy retail
  • Healthy retailer
  • Marketing materials
  • Neighborhood
  • Network
  • Nutrition education
  • Partners
  • Produce
  • Rural grocery store
  • Selling healthy food
  • Signs
  • Small food retailer
  • Stakeholders
  • Youth


  • 52 pages