Looking at the five narrative loops of the START map, consider each of the following:

  • How might you interpret the loops based on your understanding of systems thinking?
  • How do these align with your experiences of changing the food environment so far?
  • How might you use these in your own work?



Details of the START map and each narrative loop can be found in the following paper:

Boelsen-Robinson, Blake et al. 2021 Mapping factors associated with a successful shift towards healthier food retail in community-based organisations: A systems approach. Food Policy 2021 Vol. 101 DOI:


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