The purpose of the
study is to learn more about food shopping habits and patterns and how people
shop for groceries. We would like to test a Healthy Savings Program that provides discounts on healthy foods to learn about what could encourage people to shop healthier.
Shoppers from 240 low-income families with children living in Philadelphia will
If eligible and enrolled in the
study, participation will last 8 months. Participants will be asked to:
Download a Healthy Savings app that
will provide weekly discounts on healthy foods at the supermarket. Discounts
may differ for participants.
Scan their app/card at the register
each time they shop at a participating ACME store.
Complete surveys about their shopping
habits, and diet for themselves and one child in the
family at 3 time points. Surveys can be completed online or over the phone.
These surveys will be completed at enrollment, at the end of 6 months, and at
the end of 8 months. You will be compensated at the
completion of each time point.
If you have any questions at all, you can reach us at 215-804-9827 or PennHealthySavings@pennmedicine.upenn.edu