Food Justice

An Irish proverb says, “Laughter is brightest where food is best.” For many, gathering around a table to break bread and share a warm meal nourishes both body and soul. This seminar explores the reality that sharing good food is not a universal experience. This seminar explores food justice in several dimensions. The quality of modern food, in terms of chemical content and additives, is explored. The availability of food is discussed, and students learn the concept of food insecurity. The impact of food production is investigated, with regard to stewardship of our environment. Students are invited to make choices and create a vision for what they eat and how they participate in making food just for all.

Faculty: Celsa Rutan - Spanish 6  

Dates Offered

December 7, 2018
March 8, 2019

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Great TV: The 2014 PBS series Food Forward includes this episode on "Food Justice for All." A 2015 PBS program Food Justice is also worth a watch.

Why Food Now?

There are few items middle students are more interested in than food! This makes food an excellent jumping off point for explorations of both health and justice. Halfway through their sixth-grade year these students are poised to think deeply and broadly about the choice they make individually and as a society.