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Food as the Foundation for Healthy Communities part of Food as the Foundation for Healthy Communities
The movement toward sustainable communities has brought into focus the centrality of food in our everyday lives and its myriad social, economic, and environmental connections. The purpose of this module, Food as ...
Unit 3: Food Systems In Action part of Food as the Foundation for Healthy Communities
In the capstone, Unit 3, students are provided a real-world example of local community action to address the challenge of "healthy food access." The 2015 Leon County (Florida) Sustainable Communities ...
Unit 1: The Food-Energy-Water Connection part of Food as the Foundation for Healthy Communities
This unit is designed to function as three days of instruction in an introductory urban planning, environmental science/studies or public health course.
Unit 2: Community-Based Participatory Solutions part of Food as the Foundation for Healthy Communities
The introduction and examination of the food, energy, and water connection—as a system in Unit 1—established the dictates of human dependency on and human modification of the environment. We continue a logical ...
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Cynthia Hewitt: Using Food as the Foundation for Healthy Communities in Social Inequality: Class, Race, and Gender Class at Morehouse College part of Food as the Foundation for Healthy Communities
I used the FEWS - Food, Energy, Water Systems - Module to offer a more modernized understanding of the challenges of inequality today when simply having more is not really an option. We focus on classical Marxist theory of capitalist cycles and contradictions, racial oppression, and the changing world of work. This module allows me to get students to then focus on what really constitutes the "goods" in life, precisely including the FEWS which otherwise remain backgrounded. We thus bring our gaze to our personal selves and in so doing, connect with all people globally.