Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert

Faculty Advisor

LePage, Suzanne

Abstract

To learn more about the attitudes of high school students towards food, we conducted multiple focus groups and interviews with local high school students. To assess the impact of the foodscape on student food choices, we mapped food retail outlets in relation to schools and school bus stops. Student’s food choice in Worcester is complex and is influenced by advertisements, peer pressure, easy access to junk food, acculturation, and economic considerations.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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