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MA Food Policy Council: Food Access, Food Security & Health Survey

The following email below is from SNAP Coalition member Maura Ackerman regarding their important survey which Maura shared at the Boston SNAP coalition meeting yesterday. We encourage you to complete the survey (in English or Spanish).

Dear Colleagues,

We are in need of your input. Please consider completing the Food Access, Security and Health Survey—link below. You are being asked to complete this survey for the Massachusetts State Food System Plan because you represent an organization that provides services or support in the areas of food access, food security and/or health. The Massachusetts Food System Plan will emphasize state-level recommendations to strengthen our food system. The Plan will identify strategies to “reduce hunger and food insecurity” and “increase the availability of fresh, healthy food to all residents” among other goals.

Survey link (English): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/?sm=Ee3qsO2QvHQLCwc2c88Ak%2b%2fvS2HpnrnxS8PXZgZv000%3d.

We are seeking your insight into the challenges and solutions that you and/or your clients or constituents see with respect to obtaining healthy food and/or food that is produced locally (within Massachusetts or New England).  Your responses will help us develop recommendations to be included in the Massachusetts Food System Plan, which will come out in early 2016.

The survey will be open until Friday, February 27, 2015.

If you know of other people who are working on this topic and would have information to share, please feel free to send them the survey invitation and link. A Spanish language invitation and survey are included below. For more information, please visit the Massachusetts Food System Plan website at:
https://mafoodsystem.org/plan/.

Let us know if you have any questions.

With best regards,

Maura

 


Invitacion: Por favor completo Encuesta de Acceso Alimenticio, Seguridad y Salud.

Escuesta (Espanol):  https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/?sm=%2bpyD0Rs0pxUzdA8AOskcje6eJ0mOlqr4Ww%2fM1MUOv6s%3d

Usted ha sido seleccionado para completar esta encuesta para el Sistema de Plan de Comida de Massachusetts porque usted representa una organizacion que provee servicios o apoyo en áreas de la ciudad donde el plan de acceso a comida, seguridad y/o Salud. El Sistema de Plan de Comida de Massachusetts se enfatizara en las recomendaciones a nivel de estado para mejorar y fortalecer el sistema de plan alimenticio. El Plan identificara estrategias para “reducir el hambre y la inestabilidad alimentaria” y para “aumentar la disponibilidad de mas alimentos frescos y saludables para todos los residentes” entre otras metas.

Nosotros necesitamos esta informacion porque nos proveer¡ detalles de los problemas y soluciones que usted y/o sus clientes enfrentan al intentar obtener comidas saludables y/o que son producidas localmente (dentro de Massachusetts o Nueva Inglaterra). Su respuesta ayudara a desarrollar recomendaciones para ser incluidas en el Sistema de Plan de ayuda de Massachusetts, el cual se har¡ efectivo a principios del 2016.

Esta encuesta estar¡ abierta hasta el 4 de Marcha del 2015.

Si usted conoce otras personas quienes estan trabajando en este tema y tienen informacion que quieran compartirnos, por favor sientace libre para enviarles link de invitacion para participar de esta encuesta.

Maura Ackerman

Maura Ackerman, MS, MPH

Project Manager - Chronic Disease Prevention

Boston Public Health Commission

t: (617) 534-5685

f: (617) 419-1406

www.bphc.org