The Healthy Stores Healthy Community Survey

The Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community Survey revealed that Solano County community stores advertise and offer a high number of unhealthy products, including tobacco, alcohol and sugary drinks.

These stores play an important role in the health and well-being of their community, but in Solano County we found that:

  • Only 41% of stores in Solano County sell fresh fruits and vegetables, but more than 88% sell flavored tobacco products.
  • 27% of stores sell non- or low-fat milk. But nearly 72% sell alcohol.
  • Only 10% of stores have storefront advertising for healthy products, but 81% of stores have advertising for unhealthy products.
  • Nearly 57% of stores have tobacco ads in kid-friendly locations.

In Solano County, Vibe Solano partners are working to make the healthy choice the easy choice, including at our local stores.  If you’d like to become involved in creating a healthier community, please visit our Be Involved page.  To learn more about all our initiatives, visit our Be Informed page.

To learn more about the survey, please visit http://www.healthystoreshealthycommunity.com/