Lack of access
The Social Problem Statement: The lack of access to healthy foods causes disparate rates of obesity and
associated health problems in communities characterized by low socioeconomic status.
• What is each discipline’s contribution to understanding the problem? What are the strengths and limitations of
each disciplinary approach to the problem? Be very specific and provide examples. Back up points with
evidence from sources and citations.
• Identify and describe the variables the authors utilized and connect them to the disciplinary assumptions.
Justify why an outcome or variable is sociology, political science, or economics. The map from part 1 will have
many of these variables.
• What has each discipline missed in terms of relevant concepts and issues?
• Indicate next to the heading of “Part 2” which group member or members were in charge of this section.