UPenn Healthy Savings Study

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Study Overview

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 be recruited.

Study Description

 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. 

Contact us:
If you have any questions at all, you can reach us at 215-804-9827 or PennHealthySavings@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

  • Study Identifier: 833359

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