3339.1 Growing the Field: Measuring the Impact of Farmersí Markets

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:30 PM
More and more communities see farmers markets as a way to effectively increase healthy food access while helping promote local agriculture. To date however, there are few studies documenting the best methods to collect data at farmers markets, the extent to which health or nutrition is a factor in data collection at markets, and what economic strategies are best applied to support farmers markets operating in low income communities. This session begins to tackle these issues through a series of studies intended to inform public health practice.
Session Objectives: Learning Objectives 1. Describe the cultural and community benefits of farmers markets. 2. Discuss the ways in which farmers markets can be sustained in low-income communities 3. Discuss methods for collecting quantitative data about farmers markets and their effects on nutritional outcomes.

2:30 PM
Policy strategies to sustain markets in low income communities
Candace Young, MS and Allison Karpyn, PhD
3:10 PM
Evaluation strategies for SNAP/EBT programs at farmers' markets
Alison M. Buttenheim, PhD, MBA and Allison Karpyn, PhD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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