Food Studies

Food Justice Month

October 10, 2011

Several restaurants in Eagle Rock feature food that is grown locally and in a sustainable manner.  Below are a few to try.  Do you know of other restaurants in the area who serve "good food?" Four Cafe - http://www.fourcafe.net Auntie Em's Kitchen - http://auntieemskitchen.com/ Blue Hen - http://www.eatatbluehen.com/     Read More

October 3, 2011

Food Stamp Challenge flierCould you use $50 in Flex? Do you have access to a kitchen to prepare your meals? Do you care about issues of nutrition and access to food? Then sign up for the Food Stamp Challenge!  In conjunction with a screening and visit by the filmmakers of the documentary Food Stamped, Oxy will be hosting it's very own Food Stamp Challenge. Spend the week getting a small look into the barriers to eating well on the average allocation for the Supplemental Nutrition...

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October 1, 2011

For the past few years, Oxy has celebrated "Local Foods Month," and this year we're expanding our goals a bit--local food remains an important part of this month's awareness raising activities, but we're also looking at the issues faced by people who grow, harvest, process, vend and serve the food we eat.  We're also examining diet and nutrition disparities, and the effect of poverty on access to healthy food. Please check out the Food Justice Month Events tab, for a full (and growing) list of activities that will be happening on and around campus this month.  If you're interested in blogging on this website, email shaffer@oxy.edu. Here's to a month of good food!

September 30, 2011

Eagle Rock has a farmers' market every Friday. Hours:     5:00 PM to 8:30 PM 2100 Merton Avenue (just behind Swork, Dave's, etc., and across from the LA Public Library - Eagle Rock Branch) Farmers' Markets around LA can be found here: http://www.farmernet.com/

September 30, 2011

ALL compostable waste from the Johnson Student Center building (location of the Marketplace, Bookstore, Green Bean, Postal Operations Center and Office of Student Life) is now diverted to local compost facilities. Compostable items include paper, cardboard, disposable flatware, some to-go containers as well as pre- and post-consumer food waste.

September 30, 2011

Campus Dining purchases twice weekly from South Central Farmers and weekly from Fresh Point's local produce specialist.  Check out this week's Local Highlight.

September 19, 2011

We want to hear your views, opinions, experiences, thoughts, and questions on the topic of food justice.  Email shaffer@oxy.edu to receive an invitation to be a blog contributor.

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