NORTHEND FOOD

Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV

FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW,

FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, URBAN PLANNING STUDENTS AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY HAVE BEEN GRAPPLING WITH THE ISSUE OF FOOD SECURITY IN KINGSTON’S NORTH END.

AS PART OF A RESEARCH PROJECT, STUDENTS MET WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES RELATED TO FOOD SECURITY.
SOME OF THOSE ISSUES INCLUDE THE SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND PHYSICAL BARRIERS THAT KEEP PEOPLE FROM BEING ABLE TO ACCESS TO NUTRITIOUS AND AFFORDABLE FOOD.
INCOME, LIVING IN AN AREA WITHOUT A GROCERY STORE, ABILITY TO COOK, AND EDUCATION ARE SOME KEY AREAS THAT STUDENTS LOOKED AT.

 

DR LEELA VISWANATHAN:
“ONE OF THE PRESENTATIONS LOOKS AT THE CULTURAL AND SOCIAL BARRIERS IN TERMS OF GETTING ACCESS TO FOOD. THAT’S OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH WHERE PEOPLE LIVE HOW THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN POVERTY, HOUSING, AND FOOD HOW THEY ARE CONNECTED AND WAYS IN WHICH THAT WE CAN BREAK THAT CYCLE OF GENERATIONAL POVERTY. ”

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