Research Mentor

Jeanne Armstrong

Document Type

Research Paper

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I am examining the correlation between access to healthy, organic food and poverty. I’m looking into how food insecurity has become an increasing problem nationally and what America needs to do to rid communities of food deserts. Urban agriculture and urban gardening are some of the most important and crucial yet simple solutions to the food instabilities of the poverty stricken in America. Through my research I will uncover some of the reasons behind the lack of access to healthy food for a vast majority of America’s population. I’m also interested in discovering various forms of solutions to this problem. How can push and encourage ourselves as a society to begin to develop ways for the poor to have better food access? I want to find out why it is so difficult to access healthy foods and why better eating habits have not been a priority of the American culture.