Place and race determines how healthy you are. Whether it's access to affordable fresh fruit and vegetables, or a safe place to exercise, there is definitely a link between where you live, your racial background and rates of obesity, diabetes, and overall community health. Health also doesn't just happen in a doctor's office. It happens in a community. GlobalGirl Media wanted to report on Food Justice in Los Angeles to raise awareness around health for young women from low-income communities.
Food Justice has become a rallying cry that points to serious disparities in food access, nutrition and overall health facing many residents of Los Angeles today. GlobalGirl Media produced a 6-part webisode series on Food Justice that they now want to take into schools and communities to spark a dialogue and inspire change. Nutrition and obesity, diabetes, food deserts and access to organic food, food trucks, community gardens, famers' markets, are explored in this series.
Food justice is the notion that everyone deserves healthy food and that the benefits and risks associated with food should be shared fairly. This webisode series raises awareness and provides a strong educational/motivational tool for young people to begin questioning their relationship to diet, food, access to food and eating habits. By showing this video as widely as possible GGM hopes to improve access to healthy food for all Angelenos.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).
FOOD FORWARD: Eat our Veggies
FOOD FORWARD: Community Gardens
FOOD FORWARD: A Tale of Two Food Trucks
FOOD FORWARD: Seed Library