Food for Thought

Description: An Undergraduate, Class-based Project

Researcher(s): Dr. Carolyn Behrman and 16 UA undergrads

Partner(s): Akron Public Schools


Anthropology 460, a community-based research and service-learning class, studied food insecurity in an elementary school in an urban, low-income neighborhood.  The project interviewed children and teachers, observed classroom and cafeteria behavior, worked with children to create home-food inventories and recorded food consumption patterns in the cafeteria.  This project received financial support from the Institute for Teaching and Learning, and used the facilities and equipment belonging to the ARM Project.