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Caitlin Buysse (Kandil)'s blog posts

posted 12/21/2011

I had been researching pieces of the topic of my National Health Journalism Fellowship project, the challenges to healthy eating for low-income Bostonians, for more than a year before I started. Here's what I learned, from challenges to surprises.

posted 07/23/2011

As a National Health Journalism fellow, I will be examining the obstacles to healthy eating for low-income black families in Boston. Specifically, I will focus on the obstacles of food pricing, food access, and the “business of unhealthiness,” the web of market incentives that drive individuals towards unhealthy food choices. In addition, I will also examine the creative solutions local activists devise to overcome these barriers to a nutritious diet.

Caitlin Buysse (Kandil)'s Blog

I had been researching pieces of the topic of my National Health Journalism Fellowship project,... more »
posted 12/21/11
As a National Health Journalism fellow, I will be examining the obstacles to healthy eating for... more »
posted 07/23/11

Caitlin Buysse (Kandil)'s Work

A Dorchester shelter works to transition women and their families to permanent housing through job training and education assistance, and also works to develop other skills like parenting and nutrition. In addition, these women have the opportunity to work on an urban farm.

Project: Fast Food

Despite those unhealthy calories, some fast food restaurants offer something rare in urban communities -- a clean and convenient place to hang out.

Project: Food Access

Healthy food is in short supply in communities of color