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Food for Thought: A Community Series on Sustainable Food

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Food Sovereignty in the High Country:
From a global movement to our local community

This round table will discuss the meaning of food sovereignty and its relevance to our community. The round table will feature ASU faculty and staff, as well as leaders in the community promoting practices of food and seed sovereignty.
March 7 (snow day March 21)
Format: Round Table
Lead: Jacqui Ignatova & Grace Plummer

Food Security:
Food access issues among rural and low income populations

This session will focus on factors contributing to food insecurity in this region and common coping strategies of residents. Presenters will discuss viable strategies for alleviating food insecurity in our local communities.
March 23
Format: Lecture and Q&A
Lead: Adam Hege & Lanae Ball

Let’s Get Cooking:
What science tells us about children’s eating and efficient cooking

Research suggests that parents have an important role in the socialization of their children’s eating behavior and long term cooking habits. Teaching children to cook is an effective way to increase the consumption of less-processed foods.
Energy efficient cooking strategies can improve cooking enjoyment and success.
April 4
Format: Lecture and Q&A
Lead: Amy Galloway & Carla Ramsdell

Food and Film in the High Country:
Short documentary series

A screening of three short documentaries created by Master’s students in the Appalachian Studies Program at ASU. The documentaries will focus on food-related issues in the High Country, including beekeeping, F.A.R.M. Cafe, and a nineteenth-century water-powered mill in Meat Camp.
May 2
Format: Short Films
Lead: Jessica Martell & Zack Vernon

AppalFRESH (Appalachian Food Research for Equity, Sustainability and Health) and RIEEE (Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics) will host this series of talks about sustainable food each evening listed in the Jimmy Smith Dining Room of ASU’s Roess Dining Hall at 6pm.

All are welcome! Dinner options, including local food choices, are available for purchase in the dining hall and can be enjoyed during each session. Light refreshments will also be served.

These events will be captured on video and made available. If you cannot attend or are interested in sharing the video further, please visit or use the QR code.

Please contact Carla Ramsdell ( for any questions.
Directions and a parking map are available at or use the QR code.