What Effect do Nutrition Classes Have on Eating Habits of Food Desert Residents?


by : 
Natalia C.


This study looks at surveys conducted by the Veggie Rx Program run by Fresh Approach and determines the extent of a relationship between participation in the program and eating habits of participants. Specifically program participants who reside in a designated food desert will be analyzed. Food deserts in low income communities are a large issue in the US; they contribute to the cycle of poverty in this country and create many health issues for residents. A nutrition program with redeemable fresh produce vouchers could address many barriers faced by food desert residents seeking healthier eating habits. Analysis conducted on the Veggie Rx program allows conclusions to be drawn concerning the effectiveness of this particular program and other similarly designed programs.