Your responses should be thoughtful, respectful, and substantially add value to the discussion. Which outlets should be considered “healthy” or “unhealthy” and why? The grocery store would be considered a “healthy place” because the sell organic fruits and vegetables, fresh meats ( non processed) and seafood. It can also be “considered unhealthy” as well. It sales snacks food high in sugar and carbs. The sell processed foods and canned food. Some of the places in the strip mall can be both healthy and unhealthy as they serve food on the healthy side and the side that is regularly cooked or have high contents in them is the not so healthy side. All places have they “healthy” options on the menus.

Based on the research described in the case study, what local policies (if any) would you recommend to make this micro-food environment more supportive of healthy eating? 1. Incentivize Healthy Food Retailers- Offer financial incentives or tax breaks to grocery stores, farmers markets, and other retailers that provide a wide selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other healthy foods. This can encourage the establishment and retention of healthy food outlets in underserved neighborhoods. Healthy Food Retail Standards -Establish standards for retailers, including corner stores and fast-food restaurants, to stock and promote healthier food options. This could include requirements for offering a certain percentage of healthy food options and prominently displaying nutritional information. 3. Nutrition Education Programs- Implement nutrition education programs in schools, community centers, and other local institutions to promote healthy eating habits and empower residents to make informed food choices. These programs can provide resources and support to individuals and families seeking to improve their diets.