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Our research

Foodways research is the critical analysis of what, how, and why we eat. We strive to understand the intersection of food, environment and society, from local through to global perspectives, through aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to promote inclusion and connection through food.

Our research brings novel and diverse approaches to complex issues around food, including community and key stakeholders’ perspectives to provide a new lens to disrupt and reform current food systems policies and processes. Our aim is to increase food autonomy, food system sustainability, and overall health and well-being.

Foodways research fosters systematic evidence-based approaches to:

  • Enhance approaches to food education;
  • Integrate foodways considerations within sustainable urban designs;
  • Improve food communications (media/ social media networks); and
  • Explore the health and social impacts of integrating community services with foodways and citizen driven alternative food networks

Tomatoes in bowl held by gardeners
Vegetables displayed on bench