Skip to content# Hungry for Change: Food Deserts in CT

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Author(s): Brian McDermott, John Maruda

In this lesson, we are tasked with determining a location for a new supermarket to address a possible "food desert" problem in Glastonbury. You will use these diagram to guide your analysis along with tools in Desmos and Geogebra. To qualify as "low access" in urban areas, at least 500 people or 33% of the population must live more than 1 mile from the nearest large grocery store. In rural areas, at least 500 people or 33% of the population must live more than 10 miles from the nearest large grocery store.

Topics covered: Mathematical Modeling, Social Justice Mathematics

Associated Math Circles: Math Teachers’ Circle 4 Social Justice

Collections: Math for Social Justice