Addressing social inequities has been recognized as foundational to transforming food systems. Activists and scholars have critiqued food movements as lacking an orientation towards addressing issues of social justice. To address issues of inequity, sustainable food systems education (SFSE) programs will have to increase students’ equity-related capabilities.
Are sustainable food systems education programs preparing students to dismantle systemic inequities? Friedman School Assistant Professor Nicole Tichenor Blackstone co-authored a recent paper laying out the scope of the problem and a starting point for how to fix it.