Mission of the CFCC
The Center for Food in Community and Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay facilitates interdisciplinary scholarship to enhance the synergy between sustainable food systems and a sound environment, healthy people, and equitable communities, locally and globally.
The members of the Center include UW-Green Bay faculty as well as scholars and practitioners outside the academy who have expertise in creating healthy, sustainable food systems.
The Center encourages, develops, conducts, and disseminates scholarship that:
- Integrates the perspectives, data, and approaches from multiple disciplines, including Nutritional Sciences, Anthropology, Nursing, Economics, Environmental Policy, Social Work, Business Administration, Education, and the Arts.
- Draws upon local knowledge of healthy, sustainable food production, distribution, and consumption practices.
- Relates local food systems and practices to national and global ones.
- Analyzes the relationship between food systems and environmental quality and sustainability.
- Analyzes the relationship between food systems and personal and public health.
- Analyzes the relationship between food systems and equitable communities.
- Analyzes the relationship between food systems and food security.
- Examines ways to address the immediate needs of people facing malnutrition and hunger.
- Considers how food systems relate to forms of income and power inequities, including those between rich and poor countries.
- Considers the significance of culture and aesthetics in shaping food systems and practices.