Food Studies

The Falk College’s undergraduate program in food studies is distinct from programs elsewhere. The presence of extensive kitchens and a professional staff of chefs, combined with nutrition and food policy experts, creates a more diverse and extensive program than is available elsewhere. The Falk College’s unique undergraduate program centers on the political economy of food, but also includes Agroecology, Gastronomy, and Nutrition. We take a food praxis approach: the objective of the classroom is to understand, act upon, and improve the world.

Faculty strengths in international trade and human rights augment local and national policy studies. Our extensive kitchens and a professional staff of chefs, combined with departmental nutrition and public health programs, integrate the new food studies program both in established disciplines and practical experience. The opportunity to pair the food studies major with minors within the Falk College and throughout Syracuse University, such as public health, nutrition, social sciences, policy studies, and communications, offers students unique and marketable complements to their degree program.

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Food: A woman’s right, a human right Food: A woman’s right, a human rightIn March 2016, the UN Human Rights Council was in session in Geneva. It was International Women’s Day, and Anne C. Bellows took advantage of the occasion to co-host a side event focused on both issues, human rights and women. ... Read more

Digging into Food Digging into FoodFalk College program breaks new ground in the emerging field of food studies. By Amy Speach, published in the Syracuse University Magazine, Spring 2016, Vol 33, No 1. When Anna Delapaz ’17 took Professor Rick Welsh’s Agroecology course as a first-year student ... Read more

Food (and sport) for thought Food (and sport) for thoughtPatience and prioritization-that’s what two food studies majors at the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics say it takes to succeed in both the classroom and Division I sports. Eli Silvi Uattara ’16 came 4,800 miles from Voronezh in the ... Read more

Leveraging the study of food into a dream job: Co-founders of Good Food Jobs visit campus February 24 Leveraging the study of food into a dream job: Co-founders of Good Food Jobs visit campus February 24Motivated by a strong belief that food is the perfect outlet for fulfilling employment because of its potential impact on culture, economics, and the environment, Good Food Jobs.com co-founders Taylor Cocalis Suarez and Dorothy Williams-Neagle will present “A sustainable approach ... Read more

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