Date of Degree Completion
Master of Science (MS)
Second Committee Member
David L. Gee
Third Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
Trends in qualitative community nutrition research demonstrate a powerful, emerging perspective in the midst of a field historically dominated by quantitative methods of inquiry. For this qualitative study, ten key respondents were purposively selected and interviewed using the Community Readiness Model (CRM) to capture community knowledge of food insecurity issues and strategies. Data were analyzed using anchored rating scales, revealing readiness at a stage three, characterized by a vague awareness of local food insecurity. The purpose of this study is to report on the strengths and challenges of the CRM experienced when utilizing the model to address food insecurity. The data gathered will add to the literature on how this model can function to support community nutrition interventions.
Houser, Whitney E., "Community Readiness Assessment: Applications for Community Nutrition Research" (2015). All Master's Theses. 272.
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