Development and evaluation of a mobile produce market (The Veggie Van) to bring fresh, local, affordable food to lower income and under-served communities.
The Veggie Van study is designed to help understand the best strategies for running mobile produce markets. We are partnering with 9 current mobile market programs across the country to refine our mobile market toolkit as well as with new mobile markets interested in support to get started. We will complete a comprehensive evaluation process across all 9 Mobile Markets. Community members in each community targeted by the mobile markets will become active participants in the research process, assisting with recruitment and data collection. After one year of implementation of the Veggie Van model, we will measure the change in fruit and vegetable consumption for participants as well as use data and feedback to refine a Veggie Van toolkit to establish “best practices” for future mobile market projects.
Students will work with the research team on: participant recruitment, data collection/management, quantitative/qualitative data analysis, literature reviews, administrative/project coordination tasks, community outreach activities, and website/social media communication management.
The project outcome will be based on the interest of the student, and will include either a poster, literature review, or co-authored publication.
|Length of commitment||About a semester (3-5 months)|
|Level of collaboration||Individual student project|
|Benefits||Academic credit; work study|
|Who is eligible||Juniors and seniors|
Community Health and Health Behavior
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