Due to limited access to and low consumption of fruits and vegetables, older adults are at increased risk of worsening or developing chronic diseases. This paper describes a community-academic partnership that provides a sustainable source of blackberries to attendees of a rural senior center. Qualitative research evaluated the partnership following implementation of a blackberry program. Focus groups and interviews included partners from a senior center, Cooperative Extension Service, and a detention center. Main themes: group power dynamics influenced communication between research and community leadership teams; unexpected project barriers emerged; and community leadership team suggested strategies to promote project longevity.
|Journal||Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition|
|State||Accepted/In press - 2022|
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- built environment
- community-academic partnerships
- Cooperative Extension Service
- nutrition intervention
- older adults
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health