Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Health and Human Services
Reiter Affiliated Companies Sembrando Salud Program aims to improve health outcomes in the farmworker population by creating healthy ranch communities. Semerando Salud wants to empower their employees to make educated choices that lead to improving health towards a healthier and more productive agricultural community. The prevalence of overweight and obesity is 78% among Latinos are higher than non-Latinos whites. Contributing factors leading to the health problem is a deficiency of physical activity, unhealthy diet, and unable to have access to healthy. Lacking from these contributing factors can cause consequences in the future, just as diabetes and the cost of treatment. The goal is the implementation of more healthy food options on the menu of loncheras (food trucks). The purpose of this project is to have more farmworks to eat a healthy diet and reduce obesity rates. These findings came to the result that it's not going to be easy to process having more healthy food options in food trucks. To conclude, the expected outcomes were not met, but this project will continue in the next season, beginning in early March.
Arvizu Vazquez, Karina, "Offering Healthy Foods in Food Trucks" (2019). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 614.