Promoting Education

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:

  • Food
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Economic Development
  • Transportation
  • 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.