Building a Food Environment Community of Practice
Research That Promotes Healthy + Sustainable Communities
16 and 17 November 2016 // Honolulu, Hawai'i
Researchers and stakeholders from Hawai'i, Montana, and around the globe met in November 2016 to (1) share research methods and findings related to the food environment; (2) explore strategies for communicating scholarship; (3) consider developing a community of practice for food environment research.
The food environments in which we work are in transition. Agriculture, food, and nutrition remain important to sustaining environmental and human health. Culture and context are key aspects to understanding food environments. The definition of the food environment needs to be reconsidered and expanded beyond constructs that are traditionally included (i.e., ways in which availability, accessibility, affordability, quality, and desirability of foods influence on food choice). Communities, stakeholders, and researchers need to further identify, measure, and effectively translate outcomes from food environments. Read about in-depth workshop results here.