The aim of the Certificate in Food Studies is to lead students toward a more profound understanding of the important environmental, political, economic, and public health issues attached to food production, transportation, transformation, and consumption.
Certificate in Food StudiesStudents on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements (FOODSTACRT)Food Institute
- Develop a deeper understanding of the culture, politics, and science of food, recognizing how food not only is key to physical survival and health, but also essential to our spiritual and social institutions;
- Recognize the many intersecting forces and interests that influence the production and consumption of food and investigate alternative models that may address underlying economic and health issues associated with the current model;
- Learn as interns how an industrial kitchen works and how farming methods (whether organic, single-family, industrial, or urban) are incorporated into commercial ventures; and
- Analyze the ecological impact of current food systems and investigate innovative strategies to modify our food systems while providing the nourishment our society needs.