Community Food in Denver

Food Systems and Equity

Denver, Colorado

How we eat, what we eat, and where our food comes from are complex and inextricably linked questions in both the United States and the world. The reality is that our access to food and our choices of the food we eat has serious consequences for health, wellbeing, and even our future success.

This program examines food agency as a social justice issue in Colorado, exploring how access to food is linked to socioeconomic status, geography, race, and health. We build understanding of the complexity of food systems and the challenges to food equity in Colorado through the juxtaposition of rural and urban food systems, and through hands-on immersion and engagement with various actors in the industry. Immersive and service learning experiences will be intentionally scaffolded by informed and contextually-grounded education that prepares students to dive in and deeply engage.

Goals and Objectives

Food Equity and Access

Students better understand the influence of geography and money on what (and how) we we eat.

Sustainable Business Model

Students explore the realities of balancing mission and the bottom line

Relationships to Food

Students re-assess their own relationship to food.

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