Rural communities experience unique barriers to food security. Developing food policy councils (FPCs) is a systematic approach to address food security. FPCs bring together a diverse network of community stakeholders to address local food system strengths and concerns. A six-state team developed new or provided support to existing FPCs in rural communities. Photovoice is a project component used to engage youths, helped identify community food issues, such as food access and affordability in studied communities. Furthermore, it was meant to engage FPCs in meaningful dialogue to identify solutions, such as community gardens and work with local food pantries. Because of the multistate nature of the project, unique measures were employed to provide consistent, successful training and implementation of Photovoice. This article reveals the best practices learned.
Journal of the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences
National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences
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Franzen-Castle, Lisa; Shafrath, Tara; Moore, Lindsay; Schwader, Ann; Remley, Daniel T.; and Stluka, Suzanne, "Using “Photovoice” to Identify Rural Community Food Issues" (2018). Health and Nutritional Sciences Faculty Publications. 121.