How sick is America? What will happen to a country whose children have shorter life expectancies than their parents? What are the influences contributing to unhealthy eating habits in America? What steps can food producers and others in the food system take to address this health crisis?
Lecture by PATRICIA CRAWFORD, M.P.H. Dr.P.H, RD.
Patricia Crawford is the Director of the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health at UC Berkeley. For more than 20 years she has conducted research in the prevention of childhood obesity. Ms. Crawford is currently leading studies evaluating the impact of legislation to improve the foods in California schools, examining implementation of school wellness policies, and evaluating the impact of large scale community interventions to create healthy food and activity environments for children. She serves on a number of advisory boards including the California Legislative Task Force on Diabetes & Obesity and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies’ Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention
Edible Education 101: The Rise and Future of the Food Movement.
UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism and College of Letters and Science, Fall 2011.
Sponsored by The Edible Schoolyard Project (edibleschoolyard.org), with support from Stephen Silberstein and The Knight foundation for Environmental Journalism.
Live Stream sponsored by Bon Appetit Management Company.
Instructors: Michael Pollan and Nikki Henderson.