Community Supported Agriculture Programs

A Novel Venue for Theory-Based Health Behavior Change Interventions

Christopher Wharton, Renee Hughner, Lexi MacMillan, Claudia Dumitrescu

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Abstract

Local foods programs such as community supported agriculture programs (CSAs) and farmers’ markets have increased greatly in popularity. However, little research has been conducted regarding the effect of involvement in local foods programs on diet-related attitudes and behaviors. A series of focus groups was conducted to identify the motives that propel individuals to join a CSA, the experiences of belonging to a CSA, and the diet-related outcomes of CSA membership. Using the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) as a framework to categorize findings, data suggest the potential of CSAs as a viable intervention strategy for promoting healthful diets and behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-301
Number of pages22
JournalEcology of Food and Nutrition
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 4 2015

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Keywords

  • community supported agriculture
  • health behavior change intervention
  • local foods
  • Theory of Planned Behavior

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science
  • Ecology

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Community Supported Agriculture Programs : A Novel Venue for Theory-Based Health Behavior Change Interventions. / Wharton, Christopher; Hughner, Renee; MacMillan, Lexi; Dumitrescu, Claudia.

In: Ecology of Food and Nutrition, Vol. 54, No. 3, 04.05.2015, p. 280-301.

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