EFFECT: Ethnic Food: Focus, Engagement, and Community Ties

Professor LaVonna B. Lewis, Principal Investigator (with Professor David C. Sloane, Co-Principal Investigator)

Food security is a basic need for individual and community health. In many communities food security is an issue, as the availability and access to healthy items through a robust food system may be limited, and residents may lack information about the importance of eating more nutritious foods.   Moreover, in communities that serve multiple ethnic populations, food preferences may vary significantly, further exacerbating food security concerns. In this study, the researchers propose to explore how residents in City Heights evaluate their food security, previous Price Charities project activities, and their assessments of life in the City Heights community in general.