The CUNY Food Collaboratory brings together faculty and students from around the CUNY university system who are engaged in policy-relevant food research across disciplines. On January 29, five Collaboratory faculty members will share their recent work on food sovereignty; food and nutrition in immigrant communities; school gardens; youth obesity; and the role community college education plays in promoting food security and healthy eating. Researchers will present their findings and take audience questions as part of an in depth exploration into food-related scholarship at CUNY. This will be followed by an opportunity to meet informally and discuss their work in more detail.
Melissa Fuster, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College, will present Changing Places, Changing Plates? A Binational Comparison of Barriers and Facilitators to Healthful Eating Among Central American Communities,
Kate Gardner Burt, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor, Dietetics, Foods & Nutrition Program, Lehman College, will discuss School Gardens in the United States: Current Barriers to Integration and Sustainability,
Karen Flórez, DrPH MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental, Occupational and Geospatial Sciences, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health will preview her work on The Double Burden of Food Insecurity and Obesity Among Latino Youth: Understanding the Role of Generational Status; and
Charmaine Aleong, RN, RD, MS, MSN, Associate Professor and Dietetic and Nutrition Coordinator, Department of Health Physical Education and Recreation, Bronx Community College, will present her work entitled A Complementary Teaching Activity for Food Security and Healthy Eating Behavior Change in a Community College.
Nevin Cohen, PhD, Associate Professor, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and Research Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute
More info on the speakers can be found here.
Suggested additional resources:
Marc Edelman suggests:
•Critical Perspectives on Food Sovereignty (https://www.routledge.com/Critical-Perspectives-on-Food-Sovereignty-Global-Agrarian-Transformations/Edelman/p/book/9781138916500)
•Food sovereignty, right-to-food, food security, agrarian movements:
Melissa Fuster suggests:
•Changing Places, Changing Plates? A Binational Comparison of Barriers and Facilitators to Healthful Eating Among Central American Communities (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10903-017-0588-2)
•Fuster, M., E. Messer, R.F. Houser, P. Palma de Fulladolsa, H. Deman, and O.I. Bermudez (2014). “Local notions of healthy eating and national dietary guidelines: A comparison in vulnerable Salvadorian communities” Food and Foodways 21(4): 288-314.
•Colón-Ramos U, Monge-Rojas R, Cremm E, Rivera I, Andrade E, Edberg MC. How Latina mothers navigate a ‘food swamp’: A photovoice approach. Public Health Nutrition, 2017
Kate Gardner Burt suggests:
•School Gardens in the United States: Current Barriers to Integration and Sustainability (https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304674)
Charmaine Aleong suggests:
• A Complementary Teaching Activity for Food Security and Healthy Eating Behavior Change in a Community College (https://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=AONE&sw=w&u=googlescholar&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE%7CA561175272&sid=classroomWidget&asid=108811ae)
•Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day by Leanne Brown (https://www.leannebrown.com/cookbooks/)
Learn more about the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute: cunyurbanfoodpolicy.org
Learn more about the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy: sph.cuny.edu