Honors Theses


Daniel C. Fouke



Publication Date

Spring 4-2014

Document Type

Honors Thesis


Downtown Dayton and its surrounding areas are considered to be a food desert by the USDA, which means there is limited access to healthy foods within a .5 mile radius. The implications of this include driving further for groceries or turning to convenience stores for highly processed foods. This has created health concerns for the residents of Dayton, including obesity and diabetes. The purpose of this study was to understand the food system issues, their complexity and implications, and to understand what groups are currently doing to support the food system, and what is necessary to push the issues forward and make positive progress. The research was done through interviews with the various people, groups, and organizations involved in the food system. This research will provide suggestions for further actions with the goal of making healthy, local foods accessible to all those in the area.

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Undergraduate research


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