Values for the Flint Food System

We think of values as priorities that define a desirable state and drive human action towards it (Tadaki et al. 2017). We conducted workshops and q-sort interviews with Flint residents in 2019 and 2020 to identify residents values for the food system, and how community members prioritize these food system values (Belisle-Toler et al. 2021). A summary of the main food system values for the future of the Flint food system as defined by residents is listed below:   food system values


Tadaki, M., Sinner, J., & Chan, K. M. A. (2017). Making sense of environmental values: A typology of concepts. Ecology and Society, 22(1).

Belisle-Toler, R., Hodbod, J., & Wentworth, C. (2021). A mixed methods approach to exploring desirable food systems. Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy, 17(1), 362–376.