DATA COLLECTION

Qualitative Data Collection

CIRCLE_Diagram

. Key Informant Interviews

12-15 local food system experts will be interviewed
(including traditional food harvesters, social workers, policymakers, store managers, and school/daycare administrators and teachers).

02. Focus Groups

Focus groups will be conducted with children and youth aged 6-19 years old who volunteer to participate. The children/youth will be asked about their perspectives about the foods available in their community through participatory drawing activities.
• 2 focus groups with children and youth per community
• 12 participants aged 6-11 years old and 12 participants aged 12-19 years old

Quantitative Data Collection

MOBILE CLINIC (1.5 hours)

  • 100 children/youth aged 3-19 years old in each participating community
  • Height, weight, waist circumference and body composition measurements
  • Hair, blood and urine sample collection
  • Blood pressure and lung function
  • Health and lifestyle questionnaire, with some questions directed to the parent/caregiver and others to youth aged 12 and over
  • Mental health and substance use questionnaire

HOUSEHOLD SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC AND DIETARY QUESTIONNAIRE (1.5 hours)

  • 100 children/youth aged 3-19 years old in each participating community
  • Social, demographic and food intake questionnaire, including traditional and store-bought foods

HOUSEHOLD INSPECTION AND AIR QUALITY MEASUREMENTS (1.5 hours)

  • 100 parents/caregivers of participating children/youth will answer questions about the home
  • Household inspection using standardized tool
  • Dust collection
  • Installation of air quality monitors
  • Installation of radon detectors

FOLLOW-UP SURVEY (15-45 minutes)

  • Collection of air quality monitors
  • Short follow-up air quality questionnaire