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Learn more about the Food Studies Minor by watching this closed captioned video.

Food Studies minor uses “food”—its production, preparation, sharing, consumption, and disposal—as a lens for understanding individual, socio-cultural, and global issues. The study of food’s role in multiple complex aspects of life builds bridges across all areas of the academy, including: Arts, Anthropology, Environment and Sustainability, Folklore and Mythology, Geography, History, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, and other fields.

Through interdisciplinary courses and a capstone experience, students in the Food Studies minor will acquire a unique understanding of Food Studies and emerge with a new intellectual framework for understanding this expanding area of study.

Why Study Food?

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Discover the compelling reasons to delve into the world of food studies and explore the exciting possibilities within the Food Studies Minor. Immerse yourself in a captivating episode of the LiveWell Podcast, dedicated to interviewing experts to learn new perspectives on health and wellbeing.

In this episode, you’ll gain valuable insights from Dr. Amy Rowat (Chair, Food Studies Minor), Chef Julia Rhoton (UCLA Teaching Kitchen), Laila Adarkar (Alumna, UCLA Food Studies Minor), and Kayleigh Ruller (podcast host). This special episode provides a comprehensive understanding of food studies as an academic field. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to broaden your perspective on the significance of studying food and its multifaceted implications.

Excerpt from podcast: “We really focused on using food as a tool for interdisciplinary education, because food naturally touches on many different fields of study….[for example] social justice, how food intersects with the environment, community health, and also as well as indigenous food ways and the transition to urbanization.”- Dr. Amy Rowat (Chair, Food Studies Minor)

It’s available for you to listen to on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.