Participation, power and beliefs shape local food and nutrition policy.

  title={Participation, power and beliefs shape local food and nutrition policy.},
  author={David Pelletier and Christine McCullum and Vivica Kraak and Katherine Asher},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={133 1},
Community participation is believed to hold a number of benefits, including the incorporation of local knowledge in planning, generation of greater support for and sustainability of local actions and being consistent with democratic values. These claimed benefits were examined in upstate New York, where 3-d participatory planning events were convened in each of six communities, focusing on desired changes in the local food system. A variety of qualitative and quantitative methods were used to… CONTINUE READING