Every year in October, World Food Day promotes worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for everyone, everywhere. World Food Day inspires all of us to make healthy changes in our diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities.
At WashU, World Food Day is only the kickoff of a week-long event series, programs and activities. Today’s globalized and industrial food system has led to a growing disconnection between the consumers and the food we eat. Where and how was it produced, what are its cultural and social roots, who contributed to bringing this food to my plate? For Food Week, WashU partners with a number of community organizations to bring these conversations to campus and help us reconnect with the food we eat.
Food Week 2019: Reclaiming Foodways
HUNGER & MALNUTRITION
12p – 1p | Goldfarb Hall Commons
The Brown School’s transdisciplinary course “Global Hunger and Malnutrition” is hosting an interactive event focusing on hunger, undernutrition, and food waste around the world. More >>
BURNING KUMQUAT MARKET
1p – 2p | DUC
The on-campus farm Burning Kumquat will be selling a selection of freshly picked produce.
FIELDNOTES ON THE FUTURE OF FOOD PRODUCTION
1p – 2p | Seigle Hall, 208
This lecture from the Agrifood Workshop series will focus on learning processes among alternative farmers and robotic dairies. More >>
WELLNESS WORKSHOP: SUSTAINABLE HEALTHY EATING
12p – 1p | Brown lounge, Room 218
This Wellness Workshop will explore different environmentally friendly cooking and shopping practices to help reduce food waste. More >>
COLD FRAME DESIGN WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
2p – 4p
Meet with High School Students to prepare the winter garden and build a cold frame. More >>
KNOWN & GROWN FARMERS’ PANEL
5:10p – 6:30p | Steinberg Auditorium
Local farmers certified by recently-launched “Known & Grown” will discuss their practices and share their stories. More >>
PHOTO EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION
6:30p – 8p | Steinberg Hall Gallery.
“Innovation, Access, and Equality: Examining the Food Landscape in St. Louis”, a collaborative project between Sam Fox and the St. Louis community, will run through Oct 31. More >>
COOKING CLASS: FALL SEASONAL EATING
12p – 1p | Mid Campus Center, Suite 2100, WUSM
A hands-on class provided by MyWay to Health’s wellness program. More >>
COOKING CLASS: ROASTY TOASTY
5:30p – 7:30p | Lopata Hall’s basement Kitchen
The Culinary Art Society is hosting a cooking class with a little nod to campfire cooking. More >>
“THE RIGHT TO HARM” FILM SCREENING
6p – 8p | College Hall, South 40
This award-wining documentary that exposes the public health impact of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) told through the eyes of residents in five rural communities. More >>
DANFORTH CAMPUS HARVEST FESTIVAL
3p – 5p | DUC Edison Courtyard
Celebrate autumn and local, seasonal, and sustainable foods at WashU’s famous Harvest Festival. The festival will feature a Farmers’ Market, workshops, free food, campus groups, live music, and more! More >>
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN LAND ETHIC
7p – 8p | Brown Lounge
Keynote speaker Ebonie Alexander is the executive director of Black Family Land Trust, a conservation land trust dedicated to the preservation and protection of African-American and other historically underserved landowners assets. More >>
A hardworking committee of stakeholders from across WashU and St. Louis made Food Week 2019 possible. We’d like to acknowledge the following individuals and groups for contributing their time, resources, or both to bring Food Week to life: Environmental Studies, Office of Sustainability, Dining Services, Office for Socially Engaged Practice, Student Environmental Council, Student Union, A Red Circle, Black Family Land Trust, Gateway Greening, Missouri Botanical Garden’s Earthways Center, Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Missouri Rural Crisis Center, Normandy High School, Sierra Club, Socially Responsible Agriculture Project, United People, Ebonie Alexander, Lora Ianotti, Brad Jones, Meghan Kirkwood, Scott Krummenacher, Tyrean Lewis, Nicki Morgan, Bryan Meyers, Lynn Peemoeller, Glenn Stone, Preston Walker, and Rafia Zafar.