b'Convenience stores offer an array of highly processed snacks and sugary drinks linked to chronic illness, but few if any vegetables and fruit.INTRODUCTIONCommon Ground Health, in partnership with Foodlink and the S2AY Rural Health Network, con-vened the Food and Health Connection to undertake an exploration of the food and health land-scape in the nine-county Finger Lakes region. Guided by a committee of local experts, the Food and Health Connection considered the complex factors affecting access to and consumption of fruits and vegetables for residents of the region. Using a variety of sources, including public health surveil-lance data, quantitative and qualitative data from consumers, and survey data from farmers and school food service providers, this report contributes to our understanding of daily habits, barriers and systems limitations that impact access to and consumption of fruits and vegetables in popula-tions disproportionately affected by diet-related chronic disease.4'