The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University will host a Workshop on Food Access at Dollar Stores (FADS) and its Implications for Public Health on June 3rd and 4th, 2022. This two-day workshop will bring together economists, public health and nutrition researchers, graduate students, and other attendees to address the concerns and questions raised by the growth of dollar stores, and their increased role in food retail and access. Through research panels, poster presentations, networking sessions, and facilitated discussions, this workshop aims to foster interdisciplinary collaborations among economists, food retail, nutrition and public health researchers, to collectively review and frame the research priorities that will identify the most pressing questions regarding the role of dollar stores in food access, dietary quality, and community livelihoods, and lead to a firmer understanding of the manner in which dollar stores shape the food retail landscape and their role in U.S. food systems.
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations due – March 15, 2022.
Non-presenting attendee applications due – March 15, 2022.
Participants notified of acceptance for presentations – April 15, 2022
Non-presenting attendees notified of invitation – April 15, 2022
Confirmation of participant attendance due – April 30, 2022