Ep 15: Jennifer Black on Creating Connections Through Food
Jennifer Black, an expert on food systems, joins Kalina Christoff to discuss the role of food in creating connections and communities, the surprising impact of school lunch programs and how the pandemic has affected food security and mental health in Canada. Dr. Black is an Associate Professor of Food, Nutrition and Health in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC and a 2020 Wall Scholar at the Peter Wall Institute. Her research looks at the complex social and contextual factors that shape our attitudes and behaviours around food and eating.
This episode, part of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies podcast series, was produced remotely with Black and Christoff recording from separate locations.