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Food Systems, Health and Community

Stephanie St. Pierre, Public Health
Faculty Advisor: Betty Wolder Levin
Project Website: Food Systems, Health and Community

Free-range chickens at the organic farm of Oneida of Wisconsin.

Free-range chickens at the organic farm of Oneida Nation of of Wisconsin in Green Bay, WI.

Open Classroom in the school garden at The Sustainability Academy in Burlington, VT

Open Classroom in the school garden at The Sustainability Academy in Burlington, VT.

This project revolves around the development and maintenance of an educational website Food Systems, Health and Community. The site will be divided into three sections: a public blog and informational pages including recipes and reviews; a password protected section for students in food-related classes I am currently teaching; a password protected section for participants in my dissertation research.

The purpose of the site is to provide a serious resource for people interested in the important place food has in the lives of individuals and communities, particularly as it relates to issues of public health and food justice. It will also provide a way for the people who agree to participate in my study to get to know more about me, my general interests and the specific issues I am exploring in my dissertation. When my research is complete, the site will be a place to share what I have learned and showcase research results for both public and private users. Throughout the site I hope to encourage interactive dialogue and resource sharing.