Obesity: Healthy food environments

Eating a healthy diet is important for overall health and weight management, but it's more difficult for some people because healthy food options aren't readily available, easily accessible or affordable. To learn more, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Healthy Food Environments page.
Healthier food and beverage initiatives
Promising strategies underway in Colorado include increasing the availability of healthier food in retail stores, including corner stores or small grocery stores, and promoting the adoption of food service guidelines and nutrition standards in hospitals and state agencies. For more information about these and other strategies, visit the CDC's Increasing Access to Healthier Food and Beverages page.
Additional resources
Changelab Solutions
Policies that put “health on the shelf” and other resources
The Food Trust
Nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions
Healthy Food Access Portal
Data and resources to support the successful planning and implementation of policies, programs and projects to improve access to healthy foods, including funding opportunities and successful retail strategies