In Spring 2019, the Health and Nutrition team in the Office of Research and Evaluation undertook a pilot study to determine if a future larger study of the impact of SHARE produce stands on healthy eating or food insecurity rates would be feasible. They concluded that an impact study is not feasible for three key reasons:
• Measuring produce stand implementation and usage is challenging due to low survey response rates.
• Attitudes and self-efficacy about healthy eating and readiness to eat more fruits and vegetables are not appropriate outcomes measures in a future impact study because levels of these measures are already high before using the produce stand.
• Fruit and vegetable consumption and food insecurity are appropriate outcomes measures for a future impact study.
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