Characterizing Food Retail in Rural NE Michigan: Opportunities to Improve Healthy Food Access


November 10, 2015 - Author: Courtney Pinard, Chris Bardenhagen,


This research report inventories and characterizes the types of food retail establishments in northeast (lower) Michigan and suggests strategies to improve healthy food access in underserved areas of the region.

Report Authors:

  • Courtney Pinard, Research Scientist for the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition
  • Chris Bardenhagen, Cooperative Development Specialist at MSU Product Center Food-Ag-Bio
  • Rich Pirog, CRFS Senior Associate Director

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