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Community Supported Agriculture Membership: Characterizing Food and Sustainability Behaviors


Abstract Community Supported Agriculture programs (CSAs) have become a viable local source of fresh agricultural goods and represent a potentially new way to improve fruit and vegetable consumption among individuals and families. Studies concerning CSAs have focused mainly on characteristics of the typical CSA member and motivations and barriers to join a CSA program. The purpose of this study was to examine whether behavior and attitudinal differences existed between current CSA members and a nonmember control group. Specifically, ecological attitudes, eating out behaviors, composting frequency, and family participation in food preparation were assessed. This study utilized an online survey comprising items from previous survey research as well as ... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Macmillan Uribe, Alexandra Luisa (Author) / Wharton, Christopher (Advisor) / Winham, Donna (Committee member) / Eakin, Hallie (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Sustainability / Alternative Agriculture / Community Supported Agriculture / CSA
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 102 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Nutrition 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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