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.
Presenters are welcome to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations, and non-presenting participants can submit a submission of interest to attend the workshop. All presenters and selected attendees will be offered two night’s accommodations plus some meals. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the conference. The deadline for electronic submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations is March 15, 2022. Participants will be notified of acceptance for oral and poster presentations by April 15, 2022.