A Sampling of Fairgoer Input

By Lindsey Foss, Iowa Food & Family Project

During our 11-day presence at the Iowa State Fair, we featured balloon artists, John and Johnna Perry, who created an awe-inspiring sculpture of a farm scene. Additionally, our 350+ volunteers connected with over 40,000 fairgoers and handed out over 8,500 cookbooks!

We also invited fairgoers to participate in on-site electronic survey at our booth. Here's a sampling of the results:

 What is your favorite fair food?  What amount do you spend of groceries during an average week?
 How many times during an average week do you eat dinner together as a family?  Which has the greatest influence on your food purchasing decisions?