D.O.N.-DISHING OUT NUTRIENTS
D.O.N., Dishing Out Nutrients, was designed to solve the problem of food deserts. A food desert is an area in which people do not have access to fresh foods and produce. The USDA defines a Food Desert as, "An area of low income census tract where at least a third of the residents are a mile from a supermarket or large grocery store. This implies that they have limited access to fresh, whole, nutritious food and may not be able to afford it." Food deserts should not exist in a world where accessibility is constantly improving. I've designed D.O.N.'s compartments to reflect the food pyramid and become a visual source of education in order to promote an understanding of portion control. The structure and opening mechanism takes influence from Japanese joinery using a lock and key mechanism to close and open the box.