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Running head: LOCAL FOOD SECURITY IN EDINA 1 Local Food Security in Edina Katrina Brown Virtual High School
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2 Introduction As of right now, I live in a neighborhood located in Edina Minnesota, United States with my mother until I go back up to Toronto to live with my father. Edina is a suburban town in a very central part of the city of Minneapolis. This report will be about how food secure this area of Minnesota, United states is by looking at the data gathered for this assignment and reflecting on it by using the criteria needed to determine if the residents of Edina have optimal access to healthy food. Three recommendations to make the area even more food secure will serve as the conclusion for this assignment. Data Gathered Source:
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3 As you can see in the map, there are three grocery stores in my neighborhood; Target, Cub Foods and Whole Foods. Along with this, there is a Trader Joe’s in this neighborhood as well (not seen on the map). The geographical size of Edina is 40.02km 2 ( Edina, Minnesota Population 2019 ) and the population is 51, 958 people ( Edina, Minnesota Population 2019 ).
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4 There is a total of 46 fast food restaurants in my neighbourhood. 27 of them are not shown on this map as they are located in two local malls.
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5 There is a total of 7 convenience stores in my neighborhood. Analysis of Data (Geographical and Economical analysis) As said in the intro, Edina is a small suburban neighborhood that is easy to get around. A bus terminal is only a walk away and many of the busses drive to different parts of the neighborhoods and other parts of Minneapolis. There is hardly any traffic and it takes 10-25 minutes at most to get to many other
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6 parts of Minneapolis. There are many bus stops located near the houses and condos in the area with a bus terminal within walking distance as well. As
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