Support Healthy Food Access In NC: A Report from the North Carolina Healthy Food Retail Task Force

Comprised of more than 40 leaders from the health, financial, philanthropic, government, civic and grocery sectors, the Healthy Food Retail Task Force was chaired by representatives from the Duke World Food Policy Center and Merchants Distributors (MDI). The task force met in 2018 and 2019 to explore barriers to grocery store and other healthy food venues in neighborhoods that lack access to nutritious foods. Together, the task force identified eight policy recommendations to overcome those barriers at the state and local levels. The recommendations are built on extensive work by diverse groups across the state.