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Methods to Access Consumer Views on Food Policy Issues - An Evaluation of their Viability and Efficacy for Inclusive Participation in Policy Making

University of Westminster
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The first step of this project was a literature review of current practice in the use of innovative consultation methods to involve citizens in policy making. A key finding from this is whether participation is best achieved via existing networks, such as community or consumer groups, or whether participants should be accessed via robust recruitment procedures. Therefore, the research is evaluating contrasting methods of accessing and recruiting participants.

The project is working with low waged workers and young people aged 12-16 years, who are exploring food labelling and school food policies respectively. This study will also allow for the evaluation of innovative consultation methods.

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Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the Food Standards Agency Research webpage.

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Food Standards Agency
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Legislation and Regulations
Food Defense and Integrity
Policy and Planning