Food for Thought: A Community Series on Sustainable Food
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 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.
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.
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.
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 www.rieee.appstate.edu/FoodForThought or use the QR code.