Date of Graduation

Summer 8-15-2017

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)


School of Nursing and Health Professions

First Advisor

Prof. Alba


Obesity is a major concern among the low-income groups, yet the problem lacks adequate awareness. It is observed that the prevalence of obesity in the United States is increasing in the U.S., this paper is focused on obtaining information on low-income participants’ knowledge about consumption of nutritious food and its contribution in preventing obesity. This paper focuses on identifying the steps that participants have been taking to prevent obesity. To reach the goal of this qualitative study two surveys were designed by the researcher. From the study, it was found that majority of the participants were aware that consumption of nutritious food is important for a healthy lifestyle. But it was also found that they had limited access to nutritious food. Hence, there is a need to implement programs that can provide better resources and awareness for low-income groups.


Nikitha Ravula MPH Capstone Project