This project focused on the historical and epidemiological transitions in urban Caribbean foodscapes and aims to understanding the past to enhance future healthy eating practices.
There is an urgent need to create healthy environments that enable easy access to healthy and nutritious food, particularly in low and middle income countries, and cities in an increasingly urbanising world are ideal places for such transformation.
The projects built interdisciplinary methodological capacity to tackle this challenge. Based in Kingston (Jamaica) and Port-au-Prince (Haiti) this project explored the ways cities impact on their populations’ food practices and opportunities and subsequent health outcomes.
The project was funded by the MRC AHRC Global Public Health Partnership Awards Scheme (MR/R024324/1).