According to a 2012 USDA report, nearly 30 million Americans nationwide are affected by the lack of access to affordable, fresh foods. In light of these sobering statistics that affect both urban and rural communities, Cooper Hewitt has teamed up with Target to launch its 2nd national high school design competition which asks students to "submit design ideas that improve access to healthy, fresh foods for a community that lacks it."
This topic is something that current Sequoyah students have already expressed interest in researching in later years within the Social Innovation Program. For those interested in delving into the subject now, Cooper Hewitt is asking students to respond in creative and innovative ways to the following design challenge: What would you design to improve a community's access to health, fresh foods?
In keeping with SIP themes, the Cooper Hewitt design ides will be evaluated according to three criteria:
Innovation: How creative and original is your design?
Impact: Large or small, what is the impact of your design?
Relevance: Does your design address the obstacles faced in the identified community?