Emily Contois | “Food Media, Dudes, and Athletes: What Can They Teach Us about Food Literacy and Liberation?”

January 18th, 2022 Instagram posts. TikToks. Food TV shows. Cookbooks written for men. Dude food. Wheaties, protein shakes, and electrolyte-enhanced waters. How do these various foods and media shape who we are and think we can be, how we want to feel, and what we hope to look like? Are they good for us, or not? Drawing from her past published works and new research, Emily Contois will survey and analyze the messages our food media landscape sends us about our identities, bodies, and health. In this talk, she’ll seek a path for all of us toward greater food and media literacy, considering what it would take to reach liberation, and what stands in our way. Register to attend future Food Literacy 2022 sessions here: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0TGY1FaMRMSW2VzuP2pPDQ