- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Senior citizens in Preston County are taking photos to explore and illustrate food access issues.

West Virginia University is sponsoring the project, which is funded by the Caroline Haase Trust.

Participants were asked to take photos illustrating five aspects of food access: availability, accessibility, affordability, accommodation and acceptability. Researchers interviewed the photographers so they could further explain their stories and talk about their food security concerns.

Lauri Andress, an assistant professor in the WVU School of Public Health, says the photos are a more vivid way of accomplishing the same goals as a traditional survey or needs assessment.

A community-wide photo exhibit is set for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Preston Community Arts Center in Kingwood.


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