Food Literacy And Justice

Basic food literacy education:


Nourish defines food literacy as “the ability to make informed choices about food that support one’s health, community, and the environment.” At every scale — national, regional, local, school, organization, family— food literacy creates enduring value. Food literacy is an entry point and a catalyst for change.

Food Literacy Center

Read my earlier blog post about food literacy as it relates to programming through The SAVOR Project.

Nutrition, food justice, and food sovereignty efforts led by and centering members of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community:

I am WANDA – We are Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics and Agriculture (WANDA)

Michael Twitty, The Cooking Gene, and Afroculinaria

The Edible Activist podcast

Oldways Cultural Food Traditions

Samrin Nosrat’s resource list of Black people in food and Black-owned restaurants

Equitable Giving Circle

Definition of food justice from the Black Food Sovereignty Council & Coalition

Black Food Sovereignty Council & Coalition

Civil Eats

The Racist Sandwich podcast

General nutrition and food-related resources:

Oregon Food Bank Seed to Supper program

Growing Gardens

FoodCorps: Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools

The Food Trust

Readers to Eaters

Food Hero

Worth reading – more coming soon!

Our Best Food Justice Stories of 2019

The ‘Thanksgiving Tribe’ is still fighting for food sovereignty

Will Farming be the Future of Food Justice?

Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Pratical Guide to Liberation on the Land by Leah Penniman

The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience, and Farming by Natasha Bowens

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