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Master of Arts in Interior Architecture, MAIA
Art & Design Department
In the United States, children living in under resourced communities are at risk of experiencing adverse health and developmental outcomes due to a lack of proper nutrition. Despite the abundant food availability in the U.S., recent evidence suggests that many households with children younger than 18 suffer from food inaccessibility and hunger. With the recent introduction of farm to school programs, early intervention food and nutrition education has had a positive impact on the connection and relationship children have with their food and the environment. This thesis investigates the nutritional issues facing children today and the role design can play to encourage food literacy in 21st century school systems in a way that is both accessible and equitable.
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Hart, Kelly, "Food For Thought: A Whole Systems Approach To Nutrition Literacy and Environmental Stewardship in 21st Century School Systems" (2021). Interior Architecture and Design Graduate Theses. 6.