Dr. Harriet Hayes
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Fair Food Access, Low Income Families, middle class participation, community gardens, farmers' markets
Civic and Community Engagement | Inequality and Stratification | Sociology
There have been many social movements throughout history that have sought to create social change; while many have failed, others have succeeded in bringing about this change for the group in question. Currently, a new social movement is emerging in response to the question of food access. Here individuals and groups are protesting against the prevailing systems of unhealthy foods and high food prices by engaging in community gardening and creating cultures of access within farmers' markets. It is the goal of this study to understand how middle class participation in the fair food movement impacts access to healthy foods for lower class individuals through such means as farmers' markets and community gardens.
Furrow, Katie, ""What's for Dinner? A Study of Fair Food Access for Low Income Families"" (2014). Honors Projects. 47.