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You are how you eat: Food, culture, and social inequality

December 12, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern

Though the need to eat is certainly a constant, ideas about food and how we cook, eat, and share it are constantly shifting. The culture of food both reflects and help to shape our society. For the past 20 years, interest in food — from the Food Network to an exploding restaurant culture to an increase in appreciation for home cooking — has been on the ascent. This has been buoyed by a multi-faceted “food movement” that contains everyone from farmers to chefs concerned eaters to health and food justice activists. 

Though there are synergies and momentum toward progressive change building within this movement, there are also complex dynamics related to race, class, gender, and social inequality. Sociologist Dr. Alice Julier has looked at subjects ranging from food as a vehicle for gentrification to how race, gender, and socio-economic experience reveal themselves around the dinner table. In this webinar we will dig into how inequality plays out through a variety of aspects of our current food culture. 

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Past webinars

Throughout the year we host webinars on different topics relating to the community food sector. Attendance is free, but space is limited. Video from the session is posted to our Knowledge Exchange, along with accompanying resources, a few weeks following the webinar.

To access video and modules from past webinars, join our The Pod Knowledge Exchange.

November 8, 2017: Online viewing party of October's event in Toronto with Mark Bittman and Ann Hui

March 14, 2017: Innovation in local and regional food banks 

November 29, 2016: The carrot and the stick: Health and regulation in the age of processed food

September 29, 2016: Filling the low income plate: How Wholesome Wave is shaking up preventative health and the future of food security

June 21, 2016: Setting more places at the table: From social isolation to community connection

December 8, 2015: Field Notes for Social Change with Raj Patel

September 30, 2015: Basic Income: Giving Canadians a Solid Floor to Stand On

October 21, 2014: An orientation to the Good Food Organizations initiative

July 3, 2014: A place for food in public spaces: Wisdom from community builders

April 9, 2014: Food on Our Minds: Nutrition, Mental Health, and the Role of Community Food Programs

December 11, 2013: Beyond Emergency Food: Thoughts from Both Sides of the Border

October 9, 2013: Bridging the Gap: Helping to Connect Good Food with Low-income Communities




The carrot and the stick: Health and regulation in the age of processed food