Last month, AMCHP released Episode 9 of the MCH Bridges Podcast – “Centering the Soul Ties to the Food We Eat: A Strategy for Equity in Nutrition Services.” 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. The guest speaker for the podcast episode is Sadé Meeks, food activist and founder of Growing Resilience In The South (GRITS) Inc., 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.
About the film:
“Food as Resistance is a PILOT film that informs the audience of the 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. It highlights Sade’s, the founder of GRITS, personal connection to food while inspiring others to explore their own.”