Food Issue Area Network
The Issue Area Networks, facilitated by the University's Office for Public Engagement, connect individuals, groups, and units that have interest in or are conducting community-engaged research, teaching, and/or outreach work on similar issues to build more coordinated, internally aligned approach to addressing societal issues. The five focus areas of the networks include:
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Economic Development
- Youth and Education
The agenda of the Food Issue Area Network, co-led by Kris Igo, Associate Director of Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives (HFHL) Institute, and Stephanie Heim, Associate Program Director of Health & Nutrition Programs with Extension's Center for Family Development, is to develop a 'Network of Networks' to leverage funding sources, existing community partner relationships, and organizational tools to more successfully engage students in community-based food system work.