McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

What Does a Food Desert Looks Like?
A Ground Zero Approach

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With the closure of Giorgio’s No Frills in April of 2016, access to full-service grocery stores (also known as supermarkets and superstores) have become a concern for the residents of the Crown Point neighbourhood in East Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Due to the rise of these concerns, this video will present determinants to guide the neighbourhood representatives to identify a food desert and to parallel and contrast the identified determinants of food deserts with the conditions that exist in Crown Point. This will be done from a ground-zero approach, analyzing the factors present in the neighbourhood itself and applying the determinants identified in a community-engaged perspective versus an academic perspective. The conclusions outlined are intended to help neighbourhood representatives in determining the strategy they wish to devise with and for the Crown Point community.

— Video by Joy Sumin Park, Saima Ahmad, Atherai Maran and Candy Niu

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