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What is Healthy Stores Healthy Valley?

Healthy Stores Healthy Valley (HSHV) is a new project in the Santa Ynez Valley to promote health and wellness by rewarding local markets for offering healthier retail options.

HSHV's goals are to:

  • Reduce ease of access and exposure to tobacco, alcohol, and unhealthy snacks and beverages
  • Increase visibility of healthy foods and beverages
  • Reward and recognize businesses that make changes towards achieving these objectives

Want to Know More?

Good health comes from having healthy choices. We know that tobacco, alcohol, and unhealthy snacks are profitable, and we want local business to prosper. However, improved access to healthy options is important to our community.

A survey in the Santa Ynez Valley showed that customers wanted healthier choices and would even go out of their way to shop where those items are sold. Other cities have launched similar programs and have seen their businesses flourish!

Want to Know More?

Healthy Stores Healthy Valley is a collaboration effort between the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, community groups, agencies, families and volunteers. We would love to hear your ideas, thoughts and opinions!

Who to Contact:

For more information call (805) 681-5407 or email HealthyStoresHealthyValley@gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/healthystoreshealthyvalley

See For Yourself:

Check out the progress of our pilot project in the Santa Ynez Valley: PDF Icon  View or Download PDF