The Food Lab team is committed to research, education, and engagement focused on improving food and health equity in its home city of Buffalo, New York. The lab team works through partnerships with civic and public sector organizations to strengthen food-systems through community-led planning and policy.
Active Commuting in the Sweet Home Central School District 2013-2015 This project aimed to improve the rates of active commuting among school children in the suburban town of Amherst, New York. With support from the UB Food Lab team and collaborating faculty, the town of Amherst deployed four strategies to promote active commuting in the Sweet Home Central School District … Continue reading Planning for Active Living
Community Action Research Partnership with Massachusetts Avenue Project Youth evaluation The UB Food Lab team has a long-standing award winning community action research partnership with the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP), a local not-for-profit group that aims to build capacity of youth by engaging them in food systems transformation. The partnership, which began in 2002 with a graduate planning practicum taught … Continue reading Planning for Food and Health Equity
Dealing with Disparities in Food Acquisition Among Refugees (DDFAR) is a two-year pilot research project (2016-2018) that explores the influence of social, environmental, cultural and personal determinants on food acquisition practices among Americans from Burma living in Buffalo, New York. Working in partnership with a community advisory group (CAG), the research team is documenting the ways in which Americans from … Continue reading Dealing with Disparities in Food Acquisition Among Refugees