Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Child obesity is an epidemic in America. With schools providing one third or more of the daily nutrient requirements for students, perhaps they should be expected to play a larger role in fighting childhood obesity. Making healthy food more affordable and available to schools serving underserved students is one possible step. However, the researchers focused on using education to impact childhood obesity. More specifically, for this capstone project, the researchers worked with Tanja Roos, the organic garden program director for the Hilton Bialek Habitat at Carmel Middle School. The researchers actively participated in efforts to bring underserved students from MPUSD to the Habitat in order to educate them about sustainable healthy eating. Based on an analysis of the data and the relevant research literature, the researchers used what they learned to formulate an action that responds to the focus issue in a way that inspires, informs, and involves many particular communities.


Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department

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