- Sadé Meeks, MS, RD, Food Activist, and Founder of Growing Resilience In The South (GRITS), Inc.
This episode highlights the effects of structural racism and the history of our food system in the United States. It discusses the demonization of cultural foods, the use of Eurocentric dietary standards as the primary baseline for nutrition recommendations, and how these continue to contribute to the gap in nutrition inequality we see today.
Tune in now to hear from guest speaker Sadé Meeks as she shares her concept of food as resistance and how we can empower communities through a holistic approach in the interconnected complexity of identity and food.
As a subsequent part of this episode, AMCHP is inviting our listeners to watch Sadé’s documentary “Food as Resistance” [request free access code] and join us for the first-ever “Creating the Connections: MCH Bridges After-Episode” on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, from 3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT [register]. This event will be moderated by AMCHP staff and will be joined live by Sadé, who will discuss your thoughts and reflections on the “Food as Resistance” documentary.
Invitation to Watch “Food Ad Resistance” Documentary
As a complimentary offer with this episode, AMCHP is offering our listeners, members, and partners an access code to independently watch Sadé’s documentary “Food as Resistance” at no cost. Use this link to request your access code, which will allow you to have free access to the documentary from October 10 – 31, 2022.
Food as Resistance is a PILOT film that informs the audience of systemic realities that impact our food systems and how narrative change of cultural foods can be part of our resistance. The central theme revolves around reclaiming the African American food narrative. This film is a blend of cooking, documentary, travel, and culture and highlights Sade’s personal connection to food while inspiring others to explore their own.
- Listen to our MCH Bridged episode 9 – Centering the Soul Ties to the Food We Eat: A Strategy for Equity in Nutrition Services.
- Request your access code to watch the “Food as Resistance”
- Register for the “Creating the Connections: MCH Bridges After-Episode” on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, from 3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT.
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