Topic :Food Deserts: Some low-income neighborhoods have limited access to healthy and affordable foods, known as food deserts. Food deserts may have plenty of fast food chains, liquor stores, and convenience stores, but no grocery stores with fresh produce. As a result, children in these communities are more likely to suffer from obesity and other health problems.

Formatting:  two pages, single-spaced, APA format and should be divided into three sections: 1) problem description, 2) policy proposal, and 3) recommendation. You may use bullet points to highlight your arguments, particularly in sections 2 and 3.

Proposal Outline:

(This outline is meant to help you organize your proposal. Do not copy and paste it into your assignment)

1) Problem Description

In at least one paragraph, describe the problem you have selected 

In at least one paragraph, explain why it is important to find a solution. Why is this problem detrimental to children, youth, and/or families?

2) Policy Proposal

Describe a public policy solution to your problem (Be sure to provide enough details about how the policy would work).

What instrument(s) of public policy does it use (hint: make sure to review the instruments we discussed during Week 1)? Make sure to explain your response. There may be more than one instrument that applies to your solution.

3) Analysis

Discuss how your policy solution would perform in terms of effectiveness

Discuss how your policy solution would perform in terms of efficiency

Discuss how your policy solution would perform in terms of equity

Include a final statement of recommendation for how to resolve the problem you have selected.


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