Food Pantries Can Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

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Summary: Whether it be displaying cabbage in an attractive bin, making whole wheat bread visible at multiple points throughout the food pantry line or adding a shelf tag that explains the health benefits of oatmeal, subtle changes to a food pantry environment have been shown to encourage clients to make healthful choices.
  • A shelf tag with information about oatmeal’s potential health benefits and an appealing photo resulted in an increase in the likelihood that a client took oatmeal, as well as an increase in the total amount of oatmeal taken.
  • In the food pantry, whole wheat bread was offered at both the beginning and the end of the distribution line. As a result, clients were more likely to select the whole wheat bread and to take additional loaves.
Topics: Health Promotion, Nutrition
Location: US
Resource Type: strategies and interventions
Publisher: Feeding America
Date Last Updated: 2019-04-24 02:07:02

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