- This event has passed.
Counter Tools Healthy POS Webinar Series: A Dive into the Food Retail Environment
December 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
The retail environment is a place that influences many aspects of health, including both tobacco use behaviors and food and beverage purchasing and consumption. Tobacco retailers are often locked into promotional contracts with retailers that can dictate where products are displayed, the amount of advertising, as well as product prices and promotional incentives (more on this here). During this webinar we’ll explore how similar agreements play out with food and beverages at the point of sale. Dr. Melissa Laska (Professor of Epidemiology & Community Health at the University of Minnesota), Dr. Heather D’Angelo (Assistant Scientist at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center) and Dr. Joel Gittelsohn (Professor in the Center for Human Nutrition and Global Obesity Prevention at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) will give an overview of the food retail environment and present study findings from published food papers. Food retailer contracts/agreements, store-owner perspectives, and other relevant information as it relates to the presence of unhealthy food products in stores will be discussed.