Tag Archives: Food Policy

Priming Obesity: Automatic Effects of Food Marketing on Poor Diet – A talk with Dr. Jennifer Harris

television2From Professor Mike Robinson:

Dr. Jennifer Harris is a faculty member at the University of Connecticut and the Director of Marketing Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. Her research focuses on marketing and public health, with an emphasis on the unconscious effects of food marketing on behaviors, attitudes and motivation in children and adults. Come hear her talk about how junk food advertising negatively affects diet in children.

Date: Monday, November 30
Time: 12 PM – 1 PM
Place: Judd 113

ALERT: Eco Labels Now On Sandwiches

The COE Think Tank wants to make sure you’ve noticed the Eco-Labels that have hit campus sandwiches:

Have you noticed the eco-labels on sandwiches at Weshop, Pi and Usdan Cafes this week?

If everyone in the US ate no meat or cheese for one day a week, it would be like taking 7.6 million cars off the road.

We would be happy to receive your comments and thoughts below.

Here are the labels:

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Short Talk by Bon Appetit Fellow Followed by Q & A Session

Food Friends~

WesFRESH, Wesleyan’s food policy group, wants to chat about food with you and Bon Appetit’s East Coast Fellow:

Calling all fungivores, piscivores, frugivores, insectivores, detritivores, herbivores, omnivores, carnivores, and heterotrophs of any kind! Nicole Tocco, the East Coast Fellow of Bon Appétit Management Company (our food provider) is coming to campus this week on a campaign to talk food, and we’ve decided to take her up on it! We’re hosting an open discussion and Q&A, so come with questions, criticisms, and thoughts on our food system. This is a rare chance to talk about your thoughts or critiques with someone on the inside. Don’t miss this chance to get the inside scoop and ask any questions you may have about organic food, agriculture, food policy and how Bon Appetit incorporates these considerations into their business.

When: 7pm-8pm. Wednesday, April 3rd
Where: PAC001
Who: Nicole Tocco, East Coast Fellow for Bon Appetit Management Company Foundation
Why: We all eat food… And our current food system is in need of change. We are the ones who need to change it!

Lecture and Discussion with Food Justice Activist and Author Mark Winne: The Myth of Food Democracy

Caitlin Aylward ’13 writes in about the food justice:

Food justice activist and author Mark Winne is returning to Wesleyan this Thursday to give a talk entitled “The Myth of Food Democracy: Ethics, Choice and the Tyranny of the Marketplace.”

The event will take place in the Woodhead Lounge (Exley) on Thursday October 11th from 4:15-5:30 PM with a reception to follow featuring Udupi’s Indian food.

In light of the upcoming general election, Mark Winne will address the links between food justice and the national election, as well as the market barriers that impede genuine democracy. Learn more about the societal consequences of recent food-related actions, votes, and policies, and discuss effective food policy strategies from cities across the world.

WesFRESH Speaker Series

Caitlin C. Aylward ’13 writes in about WesFRESH’s fresh new speaker series:

This panel discussion on our current food system is a part of the WesFRESH speaker series in conjunction with Farm Hoe and sponsored by the COE.

This will be a discussion about the issues in our current food system, and in light of the upcoming farm bill, the barriers and possible solutions for rectifying these issues. I expect this panel to be a spontaneous panel discussion moderated by our faculty advisor, Prof. Fullilove, with plenty of time for student questions.

When: Oct. 11, 4PM

Where: Usdan 108

Check out the facebook event or follow the jump to read about the panelists.