Food deserts

When:
January 31, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2018-01-31T15:00:00-06:00
2018-01-31T16:00:00-06:00
Where:
Room 130, Agriculture Building, Fort Garry campus, U of Manitoba
66 Chancellors Cir
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Canada

URBAN FOOD SYSTEMS: WINNIPEG FOOD DESERTS AND THE WINNIPEG FOOD COUNCIL

PRESENTED BY

DR. JOYCE SLATER

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, FOOD AND HUMAN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCESFACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD SCIENCES

 

Refreshments during the discussion

“Food deserts” have emerged over the past 20 years as spaces of concern for communities, public health authorities and researchers because of their potential negative impact on dietary quality and subsequent health outcomes. A novel method for assessing food deserts will be presented, along with discussion of the value of food deserts as a metric in food security research. We will also discuss the new Winnipeg Food Council, whose mandate is to provide advice on agricultural and food related policy to the City of Winnipeg.

About the Food for Thought knowledge sharing series: Each month during the regular session we will hold a presentation and discussion session, so that as a research community we can learn from each other about the breadth and diversity of food systems research happening across our campus. The location of the session will vary depending on the host Faculty.

Come out to meet with others interested in our shared food system and to learn more about the new Food Systems Research Group!

The Food Systems Research Group – a joint initiative by Agriculture, Environment, Science and Arts Faculties – is an umbrella group fostering the creation of multi/trans-disciplinary collaborative research to advance the UofM signature research theme of Safe, Healthy, Just and Sustainable Food Systems.