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For many in the United States a supermarket is a luxury.  Small retail food stores, and bodegas, are their only option for purchasing foods and beverages. Helping identify basic, minimum stocking levels, as well as marketing strategies, that the stores can use to help with the sale of healthy foods could change the diets, and lives, of the families and individuals living in these food deserts.  Knowing this, Healthy Eating Research came together with a national panel of experts in food retail, nutrition, and obesity prevention to create their latest report titled, Minimum Stocking Levels and Marketing Strategies of Healthful Foods for Small Retail Food Stores.

Join #FoodFri on March 18, 2016 at 1pm, Eastern to chat with @MomsRising and @HEResearch about their latest report. They'll be offering recommendations that will not only bring healthy foods to the community, but also marketing strategies that small stores can use to increase sales.

Join us! And, feel free to announce your participation and invite others by clicking below.

Tweet: Join me, @MomsRising, @HEResearch to chat #marketing & healthy foods for small stores/#bodegas on 3/18, 1pET #FoodFri

Tweet: Join me, @MomsRising, @HEResearch to chat #marketing & healthy foods for small stores/#bodegas on 3/18, 1pET #FoodFri


To join and follow the conversation on Twitter use the #FoodFri Hashtag in each tweet.

You can also follow the chat on Twubs allows you to follow MomsRising’s registered hashtags by creating an account. Below I have noted the steps.

  1. Create an account using an email or your Twitter account.
  2. Enter the desired hashtag, #FoodFri, #WellnessWed or #EcoTipTue, in
    the search box found at the top of the page. Click Enter. A new page
    will open with the desired chat.
  3. Find the “Join This Twub” button found on the right-hand side bar and join the group.
  4. Adjust the speed of the conversation to your liking. Options are: Fast, Medium, Slow, Slower, or Slowest.
  5. Introduce yourself and join the conversation, by entering your
    comment, tips, or questions in the “Tweet to #FoodFri as [YourName] box”
  6. Or, respond to a specific tweet by hovering over the right-hand side of the individual’s tweet and selecting one of the icons.

More about our #FoodFri Featured Co-Host(s):


Healthy Eating Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity.

Learn more about Healthy Eating Research on their website, You can also follow Healthy Eating Research on Twitter and Facebook.

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