Resources for Johns Hopkins students
The Center for a Livable Future leads a variety of food systems training opportunities based within the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the largest institution of its kind in the world and home to 10 departments and numerous specializations.
CLF applies a public health lens to the food system and emphasizes practice and policy in providing training opportunities that highlight issues related to equity, sustainability, and resilience.
The Department of Environmental Health and Engineering offers a Master of Health Science (MHS) degree with a Food Systems, Water, and Environmental Sustainability area of interest and a PhD track in Environmental Sustainability, Resilience and Health (ESRH) with a food systems topical focus. The School’s Bloomberg American Health Initiative supports MPH and DrPH fellows in the Obesity and the Food System and Environmental Challenges focus areas.
The Center offers the following opportunities at the School for students interested in food systems:
Resources for teachers and students of all ages
The Center strives to support teachers and learners beyond the traditional university classroom. We raise awareness about food system issues through free courses, a textbook, lesson plans for teachers and more.
- FoodSpan: Curriculum for high school teachers
- Food System Primer
- Online courses through Coursera
- Food System Lab @ Cylburn: Teaching farm available for school tours
- Textbook: Introduction to the US Food System
- Growing Solutions: 42-minute film that explores innovative approaches to challenges that plague farmers, including climate change.
- Food Frontiers: 36-minute film that highlights six pioneering projects from around the country that are reducing food insecurity in communities.
- Out to Pasture: 34-minute film that compares raising food animals on pasture with the prevailing industrial approach involving large-scale confinement.
Darriel Harris is the first Cynthia and Robert S. Lawrence Fellow at the Bloomberg School.Learn More