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“Fair Food” lecture provides a roadmap to healthy food

Dr. Oran Hesterman
Dr. Oran Hesterman

Dr. Oran Hesterman, a national leader in sustainable agriculture and food systems, will discuss his book “FAIR FOOD: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All,” on Monday, March 18, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This presentation is free and open to the public.

“Fair Food” is a guide to changing not only what we eat, but how food is grown, packaged, delivered, and sold. Hesterman’s menu for change offers the audience questions to ask at farmers’ markets, tools for starting buy-fresh/buy-local campaigns, advice for forming buyer’s clubs that purchase food directly from farmers and fishermen, and guidance about which legislation to support at the local, state, and federal levels.

Hesterman served as program director for Food Systems at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for more than fifteen years, and he has made significant contributions to the funding of healthy food and farming through his leadership of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders group.

This presentation is part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

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