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It's All Happening in the Cafeteria: The (In)Justice of School Food

ENVS 323
Spring 2024
Section: 01  
Course Cluster and Certificates: Sustainability and Environmental Justice

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally-assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools across the US. In FY 2022, the NSLP provided nearly 5 billion meals to children in preK-12th grade. Given the scale of this operation, school food serves as an important lever for food systems change and a window into food justice through examining production, procurement, distribution, and consumption. This course will look at school feeding programs to explore a variety of facets of the food system including school food policy (with state-level advocacy for universal free meals), farm-to-school, food service workers, and child and household food security. This course is intended as an advanced seminar for students with a background and interest in the related areas of food systems and social justice.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SISP
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ENVS197 OR ENVS219F OR E&ES155 OR E&ES199
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(HRAD-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on JUN-15-2024
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