Those who have taken the course, the Sustainable Plate, are well aware of my (in)famous Shrimp Lecture. Those who have met me at parties, networking events, and other social gathers will also be familiar. In fact, I talk about shrimp so much that my boss has sometimes referred to me fondly as “shrimp girl” in our office. Quite the tribute.
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When you drink a Diet Coke, how does your body perceive the artificial sweeteners in it? This is the question Allison Sylvetsky Meni has been trying to figure out. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, and focuses her research on the metabolic and health effects of low-calorie (artificial) sweeteners. Here are four projects she focuses on.
Earlier this month, leading national expert on community food security, Andy Fisher, came to campus to promote his new book, Big Hunger. With 1 in 6 Americans facing hunger in the U.S., food banks have been growing rapidly and are heavily depended on by those who go hungry every day. However, there is debate on how effective they are at eliminating hunger. GW students and the D.C. community had the opportunity to discuss these issues with Andy Fisher, Jody Tick of Capital Area Food Bank, Tim Miller of George Washington University, and Mike Curtin of DC Central Kitchen – leading experts on hunger in D.C.
As 2017 nears to an end, many people are wondering what 2018 food trends will replace the obsession with La Croix, rainbow toast, and sushi burritos that dominated 2017. While some analysts predict the use of flowers in cooking and a shift in preference for Middle Eastern flavors, here are the predicted 2018 trends we are most excited about.
November 11th to 19th is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Here at the Food Institute, we think about the prevailing issues surrounding food and hunger every day. These issues have endured throughout most, if not all of human history, and yet we are nowhere near solving them. As we take a step back to examine the system surrounding hunger, we are able to see the some of the obstacles we currently face – and will face – as we continue to attempt to eradicate this abiding issue.