Our Food Mapping survey is rolling!

We’re about halfway through our data collection period for the Mapping the Food Environment survey effort. Our team of volunteers is conducting in-person surveys at several locations throughout our study area in central Columbus, and we’re also getting a terrific response to our online version of the survey. Visit go.osu.edu/FoodSurvey to participate in the study!

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.

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. Photo by Ben Kerrick.

Explore the USDA Food Access Research Atlas

The USDA Food Access Research Atlas is a helpful tool for exploring food access at the U.S. Census Tract level. In the map shown of central Columbus, the light orange represents tracts with low income and low food access (at the 0.5-mile level), and the purple shows tracts with low vehicle access. The dark orange shows tracts where these characteristics overlap: low income, low food access, and low vehicle access.

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Visit the USDA Food Access Research Atlas here.

Anne Palmer and Amanda Behrens of Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Visit the Food Mapping Team

The Food Mapping Team was thrilled to welcome Anne Palmer and Amanda Behrens to OSU last week. Anne and Amanda lead the Maryland Food System Map project at Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. Their visit was made possible by a cosponsorship by the Food Mapping Team, the Agroecosystem Management Program (AMP), and the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA). While they were here, they met with the Food Mapping Team and presented a public CURA Roundtable discussion.

View the flyer advertising their CURA talk here, and check out the Maryland Food System Map here.

Amanda Behrens discusses the Maryland Food System Map project at the CURA Roundtable.

Amanda Behrens discusses the Maryland Food System Map project at the CURA Roundtable.

Anne Palmer and Amanda Behrens

Anne Palmer and Amanda Behrens

 

Food Mapping survey now launched!

After months of preparation, the Mapping the Food Environment survey has now been launched! Over the coming weeks, our team of volunteers will be conducting in-person surveys at nearly 20 sites throughout central Columbus. At the same time, our online survey will also be available to anyone eligible (18 or older and a resident of our study area). You can take our online survey at go.osu.edu/FoodSurvey.

ben and caitlin survey launch

Project Coordinator Ben Kerrick and survey volunteer Caitlin Marquis arrange materials for our first day of surveying.