b'Participants were asked to respond to the following statement: My household has enough fruits and vegetables to eat; responses are provided in Figure 16.Figure 16: Caf participants responses to the statement My household has enough fruits and veg-etables to eat.Caf participants identified the following barriers to eating fruits and vegetables: cost (43%), lack of time (34%), storage of fresh foods (31%), personal preference (19%), and availability of fresh foods close to home (17%). Participants could select more than one barrier.Led by Common Ground Health staff, the caf conversations were semi-structured and guided with the following three questions: 1.If you could improve access to fruits and vegetables, what could work for you and your commu-nity? 2.What makes it difficult to eat fruits and vegetables? What discourages you from eating fruits and vegetables?3.Think about your community, its culture and your social circle. Are there any parts (events, gathering, messages) that could support eating more fruits and vegetables?The following themes emerged from the Community Cafs.ResourcesCost and TimeThe data obtained from the cafes support the findings from the My Health Survey around barriers to healthy eating. For example, both cost of produce and lack of time were identified by caf partic-ipants as top barriers to eating more fruits and vegetables. The higher cost of fruits and vegetables compared to packaged foods and fast food was widely noted. For people with limited incomes, the concept of having limited money and hungry children sometimes leads them to a fast food estab-lishment, rather than purchasing a couple of apples.Participants across income levels and age groups described their busy daily lives and indicated a lack of time to both shop and prepare food at home using fruits and vegetables. Convenience was a major theme in these conversations as well. Caf participants acknowledge that while precut and washed vegetables are more expensive, they make it easier for people to choose salads for meals, or vegetables as snacks, while also saving preparation time. For people with lower or limited in-comes, increasing convenience without increasing cost could improve consumption of fruits and vegetables.23'