Students share expertise on eating for a sustainable future

Woman standing in grocery store looking at produceFor the past few years, Professor Hallie Eakin has been teaching "SOS 327: Sustainable Food and Farms" in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. Eakin, a senior sustainability scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, is an expert in food systems and students take her class to learn about theories of food security, rural livelihood sustainability and food sovereignty, as well as sustainability challenges associated with food system activities (production, processing, distribution, consumption and waste). This year, students in this course were invited by Aramark and Alessandra Stoffo, a Master of Sustainability Solutions student, to prepare posters to inform the ASU community on best strategies to address food system sustainability challenges in their consumption practices. The posters were put on display at the "Eat Well, Live Well" event at the Student Pavilion on ASU’s Tempe campus, where students, faculty and staff passed through, picking up healthy food samples while learning how to eat sustainably. If you missed the event, the posters are available to view online, courtesy of Professor Eakin: