Blank Plate Program Research Study: an Experiential Learning Opportunity in Public Health with Leak Research Group
This student assisted in a research study aimed at improving the Blank Plate program, a culinary-immersion program for adolescents in the South Bronx dedicated to improving food security, dietary behaviors and diet-related outcomes. Despite the program’s influence, food insecurity still persists in the community, and the student aimed to evaluate and research the reasons behind this in order to better serve the program’s operations. The student, along with a research team, conducted qualitative interviews and a survey with current and former Blank Plate staff to explore the program’s strengths and areas for improvement. The student performed an evaluation and a study of the program, published the findings and created an infographic that are being used by the program as a guiding resource.
College of Human Ecology '21
Serve in Place Fund
Supporting students who are collaborating with communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.