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Coming to the Table Survey

Coming to the Table Survey

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Survey created for the Alabama Food Policy Council by Auburn University's Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology. Work done with support from the AARP.
Survey created for the Alabama Food Policy Council by Auburn University's Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology. Work done with support from the AARP.

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Published by: Will Thomas on Feb 28, 2013
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Coming to the Table
The purpose of this survey is to
understand stakeholders’
 perceptions of food in Alabama.
We greatly appreciate your participation.
AARP Alabama201 Monroe Street, RSA Tower 1880Montgomery, AL 36104
 
Auburn UniversityDepartment of Agricultural Economics and Rural SociologyAuburn, AL 36849
 
 
 
Pre-Survey Code #_____________________ 1
Coming to the Table
1.
 
When discussing the food in your community,
school food
may be aconsideration. Please rank the following proposed policy recommendationsmeant to improve school food.
That is, put a “1” next to the most preferred
recommendation, a
“2” next to the second most preferred, and so on down to “4”.
 Please no ties.
 ___ Local, state, and federal governments should encourage school nutrition directors to buyfrom local farmers when possible. ___ Schools should have proper equipment so that foods are cooked on campus and not justwarmed up. ___ Vending machines should either not be permitted on school campuses or those schools thatchoose to have vending machines should establish strict health standards for items offered. ___ School garden programs should be developed to provide fresh fruits and vegetables toschool lunchrooms.If other school food issues are important to you please list them below: ___________________  ______________________________________________________________________________ 
2.
 
When discussing the food in your community, the nutritional quality of the foodavailable may be a consideration. Please rank the following policyrecommendations that are meant to
improve food quality
in your community.
That is, put a “1” next to the most preferred recommendation, a “2” next to thesecond most preferred, and so on down to “4”.
Please no ties.
 ___ Convenience stores, gas stations, grocery stores, and farmer 
s’ markets should carry
locally produced foods. ___ Communities should consider setting aside public property and creating zoning for community gardens and neighborhood farms in development plans. ___ Government and civic groups should work with seniors to ensure they can access Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program benefits online. ___ Foods grown and processed in Alabama should be purchased and prepared in publicinstitutions such as hospitals, prisons and senior centers.If other food quality issues are important to you please list them below:
 
 ____________________  ______________________________________________________________________________ 

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