Science Café Cleveland – A Tale of Two Food Cities


Talk Science, Drink Beer

  • Venue:Supper Club
  • Showtime:7:00 pm
  • Doors open:5:30 pm
  • All Ages, Free Admission

Join scientists from across the region for a lively discussion of science topics.
These events are FREE/no cover charge and open to the public.
A full menu and bar are available.
Darcy Freedman, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
Director, Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health
Case Western Reserve University
A Tale of Two Food Cities
Cleveland has a growing reputation for having some of the best restaurants, a robust urban agriculture scene, and innovative food incubators. Cleveland is also one of the largest urban agriculture cities in the country, and has one of the oldest and most successful food policy coalitions. The glow emanating from these assets should not blind us to the fact that there is another Cleveland with seemingly intractable inequities in its local food system, such as high rates of food insecurity and gaps in access to healthy foods for many people. Nearly two-out-of-three Clevelanders live in neighborhoods with limited access to full-service supermarkets. These so-called “food deserts” are proxies for underlying economic, social, and health inequities.

Closing this gap requires strategic changes to the local food system, such as food business development that supports the creation of livable wage jobs for residents in areas with the least access to healthy foods, and community development that better links residents to resources, like housing, transportation, and social supports needed to thrive.More text here

Join us for this month’s session with Professor Darcy Freedman, and engage in reflective deliberations about what it will take to refocus local food systems to achieve food security and nutrition equity in Cleveland and beyond!


Event Sponsors

  • The Case Western Reserve chapter of Sigma Xi
  • WCPN ideastream
  • ACES+ program at Case Western Reserve University
  • Music Box Supper Club

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