Neighbor Carts Program Evaluation
We designed the website so you can quickly retrieve information about the program and evaluation that meets the needs of your organization. The website’s contents are outlined at left. The pilot year report is also available for download.
2013 Northwestern University Food Day Campaign
On October 24, 2013, Northwestern University will join individuals across all 50 states to celebrate the third annual Food Day, a grassroots movement to promote better food policies. Our campaign aims to fortify Northwestern’s commitment to healthy food that serves the environment, farm animals, and the people who grow, harvest, and consume it, on both locally and nationally.
To accomplish these goals, we will host a variety of discussions and demonstrations, culminating in our Eat Real Fair and a panel addressing food access in America. As a passionate academic community, we possess a unique power and will to change the way Americans think about food and, ultimately, how they interact with it. We believe good food is a basic human right and something we should all have on our plate.
Meet our newest intern
Shikhar is a graduate student in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research interests include morphology and mathematical modeling. He joined the Neighbor Cart Program evaluation team as a unique way to learn about the etiology of food deserts, and to get hands-on practice with data analysis. Shikhar loves walking through the city in the crisp air and dull light of early mornings. After graduation, he intends to go to medical school.
Mayor Emanuel comments on Neighbor Carts
"Fresh produce carts provide one important avenue for increasing access to fresh, healthy foods, eliminating food deserts and creating jobs right in our communities,” said Mayor Emanuel. “This is a win for local job creation and a win for the health of our families and children.”
Story by Marla Paul, April 25, 2013. Access the full story here!