This study uses a community food security (CFS) framework to understand how social capital and social cohesion may address food security. We assessed the presence of these constructs using a confirmatory factor analysis in the context of a community food assessment (N = 563). Social capital, social cohesion, and community food participation (e.g., CSAs, farmers’ markets, gardens) were unique factor structures that could lead to development and testing community-based interventions to improve food security, food access, and health. We provide a discussion of the conceptualization and measurement of these constructs, and offer areas of improvement helpful to practitioners and researchers.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition|
|State||Published - Sep 2 2020|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the Food Innovation Center, Ohio State University. Thank you to the Ohio State University Food Innovation Center for generous support of this project.
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- Social capital
- community food security
- confirmatory factor analysis
- social cohesion
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health