Exploring Food Access in West Salt Lake Neighborhoods

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Title Exploring Food Access in West Salt Lake Neighborhoods
Creator Dayna McKee
Subject Food access; food deserts; mobile market; first generation immigrants; cultural food ways; corporate food regime; participatory democracy; MACL
Description Food access in the West Salt Lake Neighborhoods of Glendale and Poplar Grove is considered limited because this area is designated as a food desert. However, the residents of these neighborhoods are incredibly resourceful and thoughtful in their quest to feed their families. The research examines how residents of these neighborhoods obtain food, the challenges they face, and how they view a mobile market as a viable alternative to supplement their food gathering rituals. Data was collected through the convening of two focus groups, comprised of participants from diverse cultural backgrounds, who reside in the 84104 zip code. The experience of participants illustrates how the immigrant experience shapes food preferences, how the corporate food regime perpetuates structural inequities in food access, and how those inequities create an environment where only those with access to sufficient capital retain the right to fresh, healthy, affordable foods at all times. Participants expressed interest in a mobile market but are incredibly discerning in how and where they obtain food. Participants may be reticent to use a mobile market if it does not conform to their standards for price and quality.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2015-04
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2015, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
ARK ark:/87278/s6bw0qsk
Setname wc_ir
Date Created 2015-08-21
Date Modified 2015-08-21
ID 1094149
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bw0qsk
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