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Food Mirages in Guelph, Ontario: The Impacts of Limited Food Accessibility and Affordability on Low-income Residents

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dc.contributor.advisor Winson, Anthony
dc.contributor.advisor Winson, Anthony
dc.contributor.author Reeve, Benjamin
dc.contributor.author Reeve, Benjamin
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-27T14:39:35Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-27T14:39:35Z
dc.date.copyright 2018-04
dc.date.created 2018-04-24
dc.date.issued 2018-04-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/12933
dc.description.abstract The aims of this study are (1) to locate areas of limited access to affordable food in Guelph, Ontario and (2) to explore the impacts of experiencing barriers to accessing healthy affordable food. Firstly, a Food Affordability Index was compiled and displayed in a series of maps, showing that most of the areas with a higher prevalence of <LICO residents are outside of a 1km walking distance to a low-cost grocery store. Downtown Guelph, showing a high prevalence of <LICO residents, is home to the two most expensive grocery stores in the city, with no lower cost option available. Secondly, a sample (n=15) of food insecure <LICO Guelph residents completed interviews and surveys to explore the impacts of limited affordable food accessibility on their lives. They described symbolic barriers of race and class at the high-cost grocery stores in downtown Guelph, exacerbating the lack of affordable food there. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Food Mirage en_US
dc.subject Food Environment en_US
dc.subject Food Insecurity en_US
dc.subject Food Desert en_US
dc.subject Food Affordability en_US
dc.subject Food Accessibility en_US
dc.title Food Mirages in Guelph, Ontario: The Impacts of Limited Food Accessibility and Affordability on Low-income Residents en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Sociology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Sociology and Anthropology en_US
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