Effectiveness and Implementation of a Research Tested Mobile Produce Market Designed to Improve Diet in Underserved Communities

Cornucopia of fruits and vegetables.

The Veggie Van study is a research evaluation of mobile markets to determine if they can increase access to healthy food and is designed to help understand the best strategies for running mobile produce markets. The Veggie Van Study team works with partner organizations in several states to start or expand mobile produce market programs and evaluate their impact on lower-income and underserved communities.

UB Principal Investigator: Lucia A. Leone, PhD

Co-Principal Investigators: Alice Ammerman, DrPH, MPH, RD; Laurene Berhalter-Tumiel, PhD; Ziya Gizlice, PhD; Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, PhD, MHA; Samina Raja, PhD

Funding Agency: National Cancer Institute