Fruit and Vegetable Community Assessment

Access to Fruits and Vegetables

This assessment will help you determine what is available in your community and what is needed to access quality fruits and vegetables. Take a walk through your community and fill out the Fruit and Vegetable Community Assessment. After you have completed the assessment, you can use the information to educate your friends, family members, neighbors, and local government officials about what is needed in your community to make it easier to get and eat more fruits and vegetables.

Instructions

For each question, mark "yes" if a fruit and vegetable resource is available in your community; "yes, but there are some problems" if the fruit and vegetable resource is available in your community, but it needs some improvements; and "no" if it does not exist in your community. If your community has a fruit and vegetable resource, use the following rating scale to evaluate its overall condition. If your community does not have a fruit and vegetable resource, then skip to the next question and leave the rating scale blank.

Rating Scale:
1=Awful 2=Many problems 3=Some problems 4=Good 5=Very good 6=Excellent

1. Is there a grocery store in your community?

Rating: (check one)

6

2. Is there a farmers' market in your community?

Rating: (check one)

6

3. Is there a flea market or swap meet in your community that sells fruits and vegetables?

Rating: (check one)

6

4. Is there a convenience store in your community that sells fruits and vegetables?

Rating: (check one)

6

5. Is there a community garden where you can grow your own fruits and vegetables?

Rating: (check one)

6

6. Is there a food bank in your community?

Rating: (check one)

6

7. Are there restaurants in your community that have fruit and vegetable options on their menus?

Rating: (check one)

6

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