Farm to Fork: Cultivating Grassroots Capacity to Transform Food Access
The major purpose of the Farm to Fork: Cultivating Grassroots Capacity to Transform Food Access is to reduce nutrition-related health risks and disparities in an inner city, African-American, Milwaukee neighborhood.
Center for Healthy Communities & Research, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
Urban Open Space Foundation
Goals of the Program
- Assess the community’s food system; environmental barriers to food access; and residents’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviors toward food in the Greater Johnson Park area.
- Develop shared vision for comprehensive Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy.
- Develop, implement, and evaluate a pilot program to address one or more segments of the comprehensive Farm to Fork strategy
- Expand coalition’s capacity through community organizing
July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008
- Determine baseline data needs and gaps in current assessment efforts
- Identify community food assessment tools and work with residents to tailor assessment tools to local needs
- Train youth/adult residents to conduct neighborhood food assessment
- Prepare and disseminate summary report of community assessment to residents, Coalition partners, and area organizations
- Analyze food assessment results with residents to identify strengths and gaps in the local food system
- Work with Coalition partners to identify and plan pilot program that embody the F2F vision and strengthen linkages among resources
Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program