CO-SPONSORED EVENT | Cultivating a Food System Grounded in Equity: The Role of Healthcare and Healthcare Providers

March 8, 2022 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

“Cultivating a Food System Grounded in Equity: The Role of Healthcare and Healthcare Providers”

Deanna Belleny Lewis, MPH, RDN, is a public health practitioner and registered dietitian with a passion for health equity and effective leadership. She is the proud co-founder of Diversify Dietetics, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the racial and ethnic diversity in the field of nutrition and dietetics by empowering nutrition leaders of color.

This session will explore the intersections of public health nutrition, health equity, and weight stigma. We will define and discuss the importance of cultural humility and develop identity awareness and build cultural humility skills. Attendees will gain understanding about the importance of diversifying dietetics and healthcare to advance food literacy and health equity.

Food Literacy for All is a community-academic partnership course based at the University of Michigan. Structured as an evening lecture series, Food Literacy for All features different guest speakers each week to address challenges and opportunities of diverse food systems. Food Literacy for All is free and open to the public.

The winter 2022 course begins on Tuesday evening, January 11, 2022. If you have questions, please contact [email protected] or find more information here: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/sustainablefoodsystems/foodliteracyforall

Speaker schedule:

Mar 15 Malik Yakini
“Building Black Food Sovereignty: An Update

Mar 22 Savala Nolan
“Why Fatphobia? Understanding the Roots and Uses of Anti-fat Bias”

Mar 29 Alita Kelly, Jason Bang, Raphael Wright
“Small Grocer Panel: Supplying Kimchi and Collards during a Global Pandemic”

Apr 5 Anthony Hatch
“Metabolism Cages for New World Animals, Large and Small”

Apr 12 Fast Food for Thought
10 interdisciplinary UM faculty members will give a series of fast-paced talks (5 min each) related to food and/or agriculture

Apr 19 Final Class


Food Literacy for All is hosted by the UM Sustainable Food Systems Initiative. The 2022 course is supported by the CEW+ Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund, the Residential College, the School of Public Health’s Department of Nutritional Sciences, the Taubman Institute, the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, the Department of American Culture, and the Department of Anthropology.