The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

3189.0: Monday, November 17, 2003 - Board 6

Abstract #66724

Community food assessments: A tool for change

Tori Kjer, Community Food Security Coalition, PO Box 209, Venice, CA 90294, 310-822-5410,

Abstract: Community Food Assessments: A tool for change

Community Food Assessments have emerged as a powerful tool in planning for and securing access to nutritious food. During a Food Assessment, community members, activists, social workers, local organizations, public health workers, faith-based groups, university staff, and others come together to examine where and how people get food in their community. This participatory research approach can be used to explore and address a wide range of food-related issues, including hunger and diet-related diseases.

Possible benefits of conducting an assessment include:

Community Participation and Empowerment

Program Development

Policy /Advocacy

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:

Learning Objectives:

Keywords: Participatory Research, Food and Nutrition

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: Community Food Security Coalition and other organizations who have been active in food assessments in California and the United States
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

Food and Nutrition Posters I: Innovative Interventions

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA