Good Food for Lewiston: A Community Food Assessment
In partnership with St. Mary’s Health System and Lots to Gardens, DEC is assisting with a multi-year research project that assesses food needs and assets in Lewiston and identifies avenues for enhancing nutrition and food security. Faculty and student teams from Bates and USM’S LAC have used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to map nutritional assets and needs, paying particular attention to the diverse foodways of the downtown’s multicultural population. The second phase of the research is currently underway, with faculty, students and community members involved in a wider scope and greater depth of research, assessment and awareness raising activities.
|Opportunities for Involvement|
|Student Involvement||Course Participation Past and Present|
Knowlegde and Skills:
USM-LAC: Political Science – Applied Social Policy
|Research Questions: Socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of Lewiston, Emergency and Nonemergency Food Resources, Nutritional Status, Access and Availability of Food, the Urban Farm|