In this webinar, the Food Retail: Evaluation Strategies for a Healthy Austin (FRESH Austin) research team presented empirical and simulation-based findings on the impact of COVID-19 on food security, food purchasing, cooking, and consumption habits among central Texas residents during mid-2020. Attendees will learn how the FRESH Austin project is assessing patterns and drivers of use of the city-wide healthy food retail initiative among a cohort of 400 ethnically diverse, mostly low-income Austin residents, and how the study has adapted its scope and approach in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Panelists: Alexandra van den Berg, PhD, MPH, Associate Director at Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living; Professor of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin
Kathryn Janda, PhD, MPH, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin – NCI Cancer Control
Aida Nielsen, MPH, Project Director of FRESH Austin, UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin
Yuzi Zhang, MS, Research Assistant and Doctoral student, UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin
Viridiana Ortiz Mendoza, MPH, Research Assistant and Doctoral student, UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin
Deborah Salvo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
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