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Tuesday, March 31 • 2:55pm - Saturday, March 15 • 3:10pm
Sean Doran: The Kids Next Door: A Case Study on the Adolescent Food Experience

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This case study will examine and document the structural, behavioral and socioeconomic factors that influence adolescents’ food choices. The documentary will be set in Miami-Dade County, home to one of Florida’s highest levels of income inequality. Stark contrasts in food security—defined as access at all times to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle—arise in areas of high income inequality due to structural factors, particularly the prevalence of supermarkets relative to non-supermarket food vendors. However, children at all income levels are susceptible to primary and secondary socialization factors, such as unhealthy family food choices and less nutritious food options that are heavily advertised in the free market. Given these factors, it is no statistical conundrum that one in four of your neighborhood’s kids and one in three of Uncle Sam’s neighborhood kids are overweight or obese (Florida 25%; US 33%). The documentary aims to expose the underlying and surface factors that lead to a “growing” adolescent population by documenting the daily food experiences of families in Miami-Dade County. Expected Completion: Fall 2015.

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Tuesday March 31, 2015 2:55pm - Saturday March 15, 2031 3:10pm EDT
Civic Center - Meeting Room A-1 - Ground Floor 505 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301

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