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Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Interior Design


Taking the time to learn how to eat healthfully and prepare nutritious meals has become a problem in today's modern living. 66 percent of American adults are overweight and 19 percent of American children are overweight1. Constrained by the demands of work, raising families, and other daily commitments leaves little time for taking care of one's nutritional needs in a simple, healthy, and efficient manner. This thesis strives to achieve a well designed neighborhood center that warmly invites customers to learn about the importance of nutrition and the effects our food choices have on our overall health, how to shop for healthy food choices, and the preparation of weekly meals in a friendly, non-intimidating environment. Customers will also have the opportunity to seek nutritional counseling advice, attend cooking classes, and participate in weekly meal preparation activities.


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Date of Submission

June 2008