On Saturday, September 7, 2013, corner stores, neighborhood markets and other small food businesses converged at Los Angeles Trade Tech College for “Healthy Foods, Healthy Businesses,” a full day of inspiring lectures, workshops, and networking to enhance healthy food retail in Los Angeles. The “Healthy Foods, Healthy Businesses” event was the fourth in a series of leadership and business development trainings for corner stores and small food businesses in low-income communities who want to vend healthy food at their stores in an economically sustainable way for their businesses.
The Healthy Neighborhood Market Network offers quarterly business and leadership development trainings, connections to resource providers, and builds interest among neighborhood markets in healthy corner store conversion resources. In addition to hosting quarterly business and leadership development trainings that are free of charge to store owners and operators, the Network offers referrals to retail experts, lenders, community based organizations and public agencies who have shown a commitment to supporting businesses interested in becoming healthy food retailers.
Learn more about LAFPC’s Healthy Neighborhood Market Network and the September 2013 training at communitymarketconversion.org