On September 18, CRDM student Adele Hite attended the Fifth International Conference on Food Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. She gave a paper entitled, “Beyond ‘Good Nutrition’: The Ethical Implications of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans,” at the panel, Practice and Policies that Challenge Food and Nutrition.
The conference theme was “A Cross Roads in Food Studies: Alternative vs. Traditional Food Systems and Movements,” with topics that addressed agricultural, environmental, nutritional, social, economic, and cultural perspectives on food. The conference welcomed a variety of scholars–from public administration to education to food science to cultural studies–for a truly interdisciplinary experience centered around the role that food plays in our lives.