Bettina Neuefeind

Bettina Neuefeind

Food Justice
TEDxBeaconStreet 2013

FOOD LITERACY REVOLUTION IN SCHOOLS

Food profoundly affects our health and quality of life. In spite of this, the Standard American Diet is ruled by highly processed low-nutrient food products, and healthy food has become a de facto luxury good. In this talk, hear the case for a food literacy revolution aimed at anyone in the U.S.- whether individual, educational institution, government or industry – who has a hand in feeding and teaching kids. Kids who learn how to engage with real food and its importance to health acquire the skills they need to take control over their food landscape.  Food movement and policy makers take note: food literacy is a cornerstone of a successful food justice revolution, and is a life skill that must be universally taught.

Bio
Bettina Neuefeind is a social justice lawyer and activist focused on food justice, food access, food as medicine and nutrition education. She works as a Research Fellow at Harvard Law School based at the Legal Services Center in Jamaica Plain, where she collaborates with the Food Law and Policy Division of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation.