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Changing Access and Availability to Favor Healthy Foods and Beverages

Overview

Changing access and availability to favor healthy foods and beverages is crucial for promoting healthy eating. Access refers to making it easier to obtain healthy foods, while availability refers to increasing the number and type of healthy foods available. Although healthy diets are associated with reduced disease risk and lower health care costs, recommendations to follow a healthy diet can be constrained by the availability and accessibility to healthy food and beverage items. Guiding consumers towards healthy foods and beverages, while making it more difficult to obtain less healthy options, can increase opportunities for healthy eating.

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