Assessing the Assessors: Towards a more sustainable Food System<br />Marisol Pierce-Quiñonez<br />
Outline<br />What is a Food System <br />What is a Food System Assessment <br />Matrix of Sustainable Food Systems<br />St...
The Food System<br />
The Three Pillars of Sustainability<br />
Sustainable Food System Equation<br />
Sustainable Food System Matrix<br />
Assessment Types<br />Community Food Assessment<br />Food System Assessment<br /><ul><li>Food retail environment
Standard toolkit has been established
Systems approach
No standard toolkit</li></li></ul><li>FSAs Across the Country<br />
Strengths of Assessments<br />
Weaknesses of Assessments <br />
Issue Areas and Action Items<br />
Shining Stars<br />
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Food System Assessments as a tool for Sustainability

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A criticla look at 15 food system assessments from across the US and Canada. If these reports attempt to address the entire food system, what are they including, and what is left out?

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    1. 1. Assessing the Assessors: Towards a more sustainable Food System<br />Marisol Pierce-Quiñonez<br />
    2. 2. Outline<br />What is a Food System <br />What is a Food System Assessment <br />Matrix of Sustainable Food Systems<br />Strengths/Weaknesses of FSAs<br />Conclusion<br />
    3. 3. The Food System<br />
    4. 4. The Three Pillars of Sustainability<br />
    5. 5. Sustainable Food System Equation<br />
    6. 6. Sustainable Food System Matrix<br />
    7. 7. Assessment Types<br />Community Food Assessment<br />Food System Assessment<br /><ul><li>Food retail environment
    8. 8. Standard toolkit has been established
    9. 9. Systems approach
    10. 10. No standard toolkit</li></li></ul><li>FSAs Across the Country<br />
    11. 11. Strengths of Assessments<br />
    12. 12. Weaknesses of Assessments <br />
    13. 13. Issue Areas and Action Items<br />
    14. 14. Shining Stars<br />
    15. 15. Conclusion<br />Standard toolkit is needed<br />FSAs should include more policy recommendations<br />Continuing research on FSA outcomes<br />
    16. 16. Thank You!<br />Marisol Pierce-Quiñonez<br />marisol.pierce_quinonez@tufts.edu<br />

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