Live Well Alabama partners with local champions at grocery stores, convenience stores, organizations maintaining vending machines, concession areas and school environments to make it easy to live well in Alabama. Improvements in product inventory and placement increase access and appeal of healthy items. Point-of-purchase prompts encourage purchase of healthy items.
Live Well Alabama partners with the Alabama Department of Public Health to implement the Good Choice initiative. Good Choice seeks to increase availability of healthy items and provide point-of-purchase prompts to make the good choice the easy choice in retail areas across Alabama.
In 2016, Live Well Alabama facilitated adoption of 39 healthier retail initiatives in 19 Alabama counties reaching more than 20,000 residents each day. These initiatives included the following:
- 5 concession stands
- 12 convenience stores
- 10 grocery stores
- 7 school environments
- 5 vending machines