Food Systems Students

Community-driven solutions to food insecurity in Hawai’i

Hawai’i remains one of the most beloved states in the country because of its beauty and deep-rooted culture. However, this has not prevented the islands from facing numerous challenges, both

Learning the importance of connections at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

For the culmination of his work for the summer as a student worker for the Swette Center, Tucker Larson spent a week at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

A man and boy tending plants in a raised garden bed.

Gardening for well-being

At first glance, gardening may seem like just a bunch of plants, but upon further inspection, it has enormous impacts on people and their well-being. The recently published article, Gardening

two people's hands, one pair with gloves, holding a bowl of cherry tomatoes

Working collaboratively for healthy food access in Flint, MI

A truly sustainable food system is a food system that provides healthy food for all communities. In my food systems career in Flint, MI, I have observed that adequate nutrition

Arizona farm field with rows of various vegetables

Local hospitals can strengthen our local food system

In the mid-20th century, Arizona was one of the most productive agricultural states. Warm temperatures contributed to plentiful harvests of crops such as cotton, alfalfa, and citrus. Arizona’s central cities

View inside of a greenhouse with plants

Spaces of opportunity leading the way for sustainable urban agriculture in Phoenix

Located in South Phoenix at the northeast corner of Vineyard Road and 15th avenue is the Spaces of Opportunity Garden. The garden is a collaboration between four different nonprofit groups with

children eating school lunch

History of the child: Nutrition Act and the importance of reauthorization

For the first time in 10 years, the Child Nutrition Act is up for reauthorization in the legislative session. The Child Nutrition Act was first passed in 1966 by President

Kathleen Merrigan

Food policy and sustainability leadership 2021/2022 cohort

To create the inclusive, diverse and resilient food systems of the future, we need bold and knowledgeable change agents to transform public policy. We are thrilled to announce Arizona State

“On the Record”

As Swette Center certificate students, we have the pleasure of receiving The Hagstrom Report in our email inbox daily to stay up-to-date on the inside scoop of DC Agricultural politics

Advancing global food security with Jocelyn Brown Hall

Jocelyn Brown Hall—Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Liaison Office for North America—joined the ASU Food Policy and Sustainability Leadership Cohort for a wide-ranging discussion about advancing sustainable, resilient

Food and agriculture industry insights

During a Wednesday panel of our D.C. immersive, we had the privilege of hearing from food industry executives, all of whom have significant experience in government. Interestingly, none of them

Changing the landscape of casual dining with Wellfound Foods

This blog is part of a series from the July 2021 Washington D.C. Immersive program of the Food Policy and Sustainability Leadership Graduate Certificate Program. Students met with federal food