Our quarterly seminar series examines emerging issues in food systems and nutrition as they relate to personal, public, and planetary health.
The weekly seminar is held every autumn and winter quarters and is open to all UW faculty, staff, and students. Students register for this 1-credit course as NUTR 400 (undergraduates) or NUTR 500 (graduate students).
For Autumn 2019
Food Justice: Intersections of Identity and Place
Power imbalances and inequality are rife throughout the U.S. and global food systems with respect to race, gender, culture, class, immigration status, and other intersections of identity and place. There is a growing demand to prioritize racial equity, social justice, and sustainability throughout food system dialogues and actions. How do we cultivate food systems that promote the welfare, health, and resilience of all individuals and populations within sustainable and regenerative ecosystems?
The Autumn 2019 Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health Seminar, co-organized with the UW Food Systems Coalition, explores the diverse intersections and relationships needed to achieve a sustainable, equitable, and just food system. Topics include next generation farmers, worker health, immigration, women and people of color in the food system, indigenous food systems, climate justice, food access, policy, and cultural influences in the culinary world and restaurant industry.
- Winter 2019 – Aquatic Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health
- Autumn 2018 – Cultivating Sustainable Food Systems to Improve Nutrition, Health, and Equity
- Winter 2018 – Aligning Food Systems with Nutrition and Health
- Autumn 2017 – Water, Food, and Nutrition Security
- Winter 2017 – Food Equity and Population Health
- Autumn 2016 – Feeding Nine Billion: Climate, Nutrition, and Population Health
- Winter 2016 – Food Entrepreneurs
- Autumn 2015 – Food, Culture, and Society
- Winter 2015 – Global Nutrition and Food Justice
- Autumn 2014 – Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security
- Winter 2014 – Marketing Food, Nutrition, and Health
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