Food Access and Vehicle Access in central Columbus. The dark orange represents low-income areas with low food access and low vehicle access. Map retrieved from the USDA Food Access Research Atlas. Click the map to learn more.
OSU student survey volunteers Alex Lewis and Glennon Sweeney on-site at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Northside Branch, one of the survey locations for Mapping the Food Environment. Click above to learn more about the project. Photo by Ben Kerrick.
Shoppers at the Columbus Public Health Farmers' Market, held each summer in late July and early August. Click the photo to learn more about Columbus Public Health's "Healthy Foods and Eating" programs. Photo courtesy the City of Columbus - Columbus Public Health
Columbus Public Health's Food Balance Ratio Analysis maps the differences in distances to the nearest grocery store versus the nearest fast food restaurant. In the map shown, darker areas have a higher imbalance ratio, meaning residents must travel further to a grocery store than to a fast food location. Click above to visit the interactive map.
M&J Carryout employee Jerome stands next to the Fresh Foods Here display in his store on Sullivant Avenue in the Hilltop neighborhood of Columbus. Fresh Foods Here is a United Way initiative that helps corner stores carry healthy and fresh foods. Click above to learn more about the program. Photo courtesy Caitlin Marquis.
Kale in a home garden in Weinland Park. Columbus non-profit Local Matters supports the efforts of home gardeners through its Growing Matters program. Click above to learn more about the program. Photo by Matt Martin.