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The topic of this capstone is the result of my synthesis across disciplines. As a student with majors in Biology and Spanish with a concentration in Medical Humanities, I wanted to research a topic that would include my disciplines in a way that would meaningfully prepare me to leave my undergraduate years for medical school. This project seeks to generate an understanding of the culturally created eating habits and perceptions of wellness in Latino children living in the Arcadia Community, as told by their mothers. By seeking this understanding, I hope that this project may serve as a tool to inform community stakeholders who are lacking in cultural knowledge, but are wishing make a difference in the health of this dynamic community.


Medical Humanities Senior Capstone

Advisor: Dr. Laura Barbas Rhoden



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