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2021-2022 Catalog 
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CCCX 311 Cultivating Food Equity

Have you heard the phrase, “eating from the rainbow?” Nutrition experts say, the more colorful the food on your plate, the more nutrients in each meal. Loading up a plate with colorful foods isn’t always easy for many in Chicago and other urban areas who don’t have access to well-stocked, affordable, and accessible grocery stores. In this Innovation and Impact class, students will research a variety of food sources in Chicago and imagine how to cultivate a more equitable food supply chain in an urban market. Through site visits, research, interviews, and real-life role play, students will better understand the underlying causes of food deserts that impact health and wellness. What would food equity look like in the future for an urban city like Chicago? Students will deliver a solution-oriented final project that may address physical grocery needs, opportunities to grow food, programs to educate, or any other possible solution that addresses a root cause.

For more information go to Innovation and Impact

Repeatable: N
Requirements Junior Standing or Above (JR)
Minimum Credits 3 Maximum Credits 3

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