Last updated on January 11th, 2021 at 12:01 pm
The NGA Foundation Technical Assistance Center (TA Center) has launched a new website focused on bringing necessary information to retailers across the nation that are interested in nutrition incentives, like those funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP).
“While providing those in need with free or discounted produce may appear simple, the technology to conduct efficient point-of-sale (POS) transactions, provide accurate reimbursement to retailers and maintain program accountability is complex,” said Ted Mason, TA Center project director. “This new website aims to simplify the process by offering a resource that can help answer questions that grocers may have about providing nutrition benefits to their customers who need them.”
Key components of the the center’s new website consist of resource pages for retailers, including capabilities of some POS systems; a solutions and methodologies page, including an outline of the ways in which nutrition incentives are currently being offered and/or implemented in grocery stores; and information on the benefits and drawbacks of the numerous solutions and methodologies currently being used.
Services are provided by the TA Center free of charge to any interested party. Descriptions of available support are listed on the website.
The site also features the latest news about nutrition incentives, blog posts by the TA Center team and industry experts, and other information including case studies and best practices.
“I personally applaud the TA Center team members for all their effort in developing both the design and content of the site. We look forward to providing a helpful resource to retailers, grantees and solution providers either currently involved or interested in bringing nutrition incentives to their communities across the nation,” Mason added.
Explore the new website at ngaftacenter.org/.
A partner of the Nutrition Incentive Hub [nutritionincentivehub.org], the NGA Foundation TA Center helps address the challenges grocers and supermarket operators face in establishing nutrition incentive programs. The TA Center is a resource for grocers and supermarket operators across the country and there are no fees or NGA membership requirements for use of TA Center services.