Understanding Food Choice

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For those of us who want to make the “right” food choices, deciding what to eat can be complicated and frustrating. We might think we have the right answers, but so does our neighbor and the way they eat seems to contradict the choices we’re making. Who’s right? Does someone have to be right? Why is this all so darn hard?

This series of courses has been put together to give us a place to talk about our food culture and to help us make educated food decisions. Our goal will be to look at all sides of the conversation when investigating a topic. We will learn to see through the noise of food fads, navigate our way through the politics of food science, and to simply make sense of the often conflicting messages associated with how we feed ourselves.

The format for this series will vary from class to class. Participants can register for all of the classes, or pick and choose. While each class will be focused on group discussions, we will also spend time observing and critiquing various elements that impact our food lives like local and national food media, our local food system, and our local food culture.  

This session in the series will offer you a chance to discuss and critically examine organic food, as it exists in the field and on the shelves. We’ll look at topics regarding issues like Certified vs. Non-certified Organic; Certified Naturally Grown; and the list of substances approved by the Organic Materials Review Institute, the course’s aim will be to shape the majority of the conversation around attendees’ questions.

Classes will be facilitated by:

Kelly R. Allen
Associate Professor of English at Northampton Community College
Coordinator of the NCC East 40 Community Garden
Member of the Bethlehem Food Co­op Board of Directors

Anne Walker
Retired public health administrator
Bethlehem Food Coop Member
Enthusiastic Amateur Vegetable Gardener!

May 21, 2016 at 10:30am - 12:30pm
Bethlehem Area Public Library
11 W Church St
Laros Room
Bethlehem, PA 18018
United States
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Kelly Allen

Will you come?

$50.00 6 Session Series
(1/16, 2/20, 3/26, 4/16, 5/21, 6/18)

$45.00 6 Session Series, BFC Member
(1/16, 2/20, 3/26, 4/16, 5/21, 6/18)

$10.00 5/21: Single Session

$10.00 6/18: Single Session

$10.00 2/20: Single Session

$10.00 1/16: Single Session

$10.00 3/26: Single Session

$10.00 4/18: Single Session

$9.00 3/26: Single Session, BFC Member

$9.00 1/16: Single Session, BFC Member

$9.00 2/20: Single Session, BFC Member

$9.00 4/16: Single Session, BFC Member

$9.00 5/21: Single Session, BFC Member

$9.00 6/18: Single Session, BFC Member

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