Shirley Sherrod | “Food Literacy vs. Food Access: Can one be addressed in isolation of the other?”

March 26, 2019

This discussion will focus on what should be the intersectionality of food access and food literacy as they relate to people of color in the rural South. SouthWest Georgia will be presented as a case study. A profile of a 13 county area will be provided. Emphasis will be placed on the following demographics that are impacted by food literacy/access: Health Statistics, Education Land ownership, Employment, Farming, and Access to healthy and affordable food. This will be followed by a discussion of what is currently being done to address the problems identified. The presentation will conclude with a discussion on how a successful food literacy program in marginalized areas depends on community controlled food access.