Opportunities and spaces for change in food environments

Authors

  • Ellen Desjardins Editor Canadian Food Studies / La Revue canadienne des études sur l'alimentation

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v4i2.292

Keywords:

food environments, transformation, methods

Abstract

The contributions to this issue of Canadian Food Studies manifest a keen insight: with different media, methods, and voices, we continue to reimagine spaces for food—where and how we consume and grow food, and how we position it into an increasingly democratic, commensal domain. The more food plays a central role in various spaces, the more opportunities arise for multiple transformations in other aspects of human interaction.

Author Biography

Ellen Desjardins, Editor Canadian Food Studies / La Revue canadienne des études sur l'alimentation

Ellen has had a long career in public health nutrition and healthy food systems in Toronto and Waterloo. With a PhD in human geography, she is now a research associate at the University of Waterloo. Her past work included food-related policy and program development at the federal and provincial (Ontario) levels. Co-chairing the Waterloo Food Systems Roundtable, Ellen helped develop a food systems strategy, municipal food policies and a food charter for the Region. She was a founding member of Food Secure Canada and the Canadian Association for Food Studies. Ellen’s research centres on food and place, or how people experience and interact with their food environment. She has acted as principal investigator for a number of major research projects.

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Published

2017-12-22

How to Cite

Desjardins, E. (2017). Opportunities and spaces for change in food environments. Canadian Food Studies / La Revue Canadienne Des études Sur l’alimentation, 4(2), 1–3. https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v4i2.292