Having access to fresh fruits and vegetables is a central part of Rooted Community Health's mission to promote human flourishing and an ethically responsible understanding of our interdependency as a community. There are many members of our community that do not have this sort of access for a variety of reasons. Here, you will find many different resources developed in concert with health professionals that address food security issues geared both to patients and care providers.

Resources for Care Providers

These resources focus on a variety of elements associated with lack of food access and how it appears in the clinic. The resources are made available through .PDF downloads in the categories below.

Screening for Food Insecurity

Food Security and Disordered Eating

Cultural Sensitivity and Food Security


John Compton, M.Div.

Program Coordinator, Rooted Community Health
john.w.compton.1@vumc.org

John Compton, M.Div. is the program coordinator of Rooted Community Health (RCH). John earned his Master of Divinity with distinction from Vanderbilt Divinity School focusing on the intersections of theology and ecology through the practices of sustainable agriculture. During his time at Vanderbilt, he worked as a research assistant in biomedical ethics under Dr. Keith Meador, a teaching assistant in environmental biology, and a university chaplain intern.