Convenience Store Snacking Under the Microscope

The Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston has received a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food & Agriculture (USDA NIFA) for the CHOMPS Pilot Project, a coupon study to promote healthy snack options among adolescents in convenience stores.

The study will determine whether researchers can influence children's food-purchasing decisions by using price promotions for healthier food options in c-stores in Somerville, Mass., a racially diverse community where 68.3% of enrolled school children are low-income, the researchers said.


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Date Posted: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014