Underserved Communities

Underserved communities have the highest need for built environment interventions because they are characterized by limited financial resources and poor infrastructure. There is a lack of ready access to healthy foods (i.e., fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein).  Families in poorer communities often live in food deserts where supermarkets and grocery stores are scarce or charge higher prices for healthy foods than processed foods.

To make matters worse, many underserved communities, particularly in urban areas, have an overabundance of fast food establishments that are often located near schools and playgrounds. Multidisciplinary approach can reduce obesity rates by creating healthy living environments that promote the transition from healthful intention to healthful behaviour.

  • Food Practices of Low Income Mothers
  • Cost-Effective Interventions for Obesity Children
  • Effects of Health Disparities & Health Inequality on children
  • Intrauterine Growth Restrictions and the Prevention towards Obesity
  • Effects of Emotional Distress and Feeding Styles in Low-Income Families
  • Healthy Equity Issues- Minimize Disparities among Racial, Ethnical and Low Income

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Underserved Communities Conference Speakers