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Spring Symposium on UR and Community Engagement has ended
Tuesday, April 24 • 1:40pm - 2:00pm
Ethnic Food Landscape in Asheville

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Ethnic food markets or ethnic food stores (defined as one that meets two of the three criteria, (a) ethnic name (b) prominently displayed ethnic symbols and/or (c) noticeably high presence of diverse food items associated with a particular ethnic cuisine) are often overlooked by food surveys nationwide. Research on healthy food access often focus on supermarkets/chain companies and their role in healthy eating, however, ethnic food markets are invaluable in that they provide healthy produce and products that are culturally acceptable to their target populations. In our research project, Ethnic Food Landscape in Asheville, we will investigate what the ethnic food market landscape in Asheville looks like overall, and whether the landscape is wide spread through the city or concentrated in a certain area. This research is led by Professor Jennifer Sanchez-Flack, and includes Harper Gande, Anniina Hirvonen, Joceline Rosas, and Leah Fagan in the Health and Wellness Promotion 499 undergraduate research course. Along with this research we will be surveying the fresh produce offered at these food stores, looking at both quantity and price of produce. This research will allow us to see whether or not the produce is affordable, readily available, and the variety of produce in the store. We will organize the data we find and create a clear and concise set for others to access.


Tuesday April 24, 2018 1:40pm - 2:00pm
406 Sherrill Center

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