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Community Food Security Assessment Toolkit

Food Security & Access to Food This US-based toolkit contains standardized measurement tools for assessing various aspects of community food security. Includes a general guide to community assessment and focused materials for examining six basic assessment components related to community food security. These include guides for profiling general community characteristics and community food resources as well as materials for assessing household food security, food resource accessibility, food availability and affordability, and community food production resources. Data collection tools include secondary data sources, focus group guides, and a food store survey instrument. The toolkit was developed through a collaborative process that was initiated at the community Food Security Assessment Conference in June 1999. It is designed for use by community-based nonprofit organizations and business groups, local government officials, private citizens, and community planners. Originally published in 2002, it was last updated June 3, 2012.
Author:
Cohen, Barbara et al, United States Department of Agriculture
Category:
Toolkit
Topics:
Food Security & Access to Food, Health Equity
Setting:
Community-at-large
Age:
Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)
Population:
Low Income
Language:
English
Jurisdiction:
International