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"The Food Studies minor uses 'food'—its production, preparation, sharing, consumption, and disposal—as a lens for understanding individual, socio-cultural, and global issues. The study of food’s role in multiple complex aspects of life builds bridges across all areas of the academy, including: Arts, Anthropology, Environment and Sustainability, Folklore and Mythology, Geography, History, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, and other fields."

This research guide is designed to support research and inquiry on food from diverse perspectives and across a wide range of disciplines. Please contact me with your ideas and suggestions for improving the guide!

Features and Happenings

UCLA Luskin Off the Table series of events

Off the Table - a 10 week series of events!

Join the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the UCLA Food Studies Graduate Certificate Program for a 10-week series as we take topics of Urban Agriculture, Food Security, and Food Policy off the table and bring awareness to the food movement in the Los Angeles area.

Food and Nutrition Events from the Off of Res Life

Food and Nutrition Events on the Hill

Watch for a series of food and nutrition related events on the hill sponsored by the Office of Residential Life.

The 11th Annual Sugar, Stress, Environment, and Weight (SSEW) Symposium

Hungry for Change: Food Insecurity, Stress, & Obesity

The 11th Annual Sugar, Stress, Environment, and Weight (SSEW) Symposium on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of the Ackerman Union.

2017 Food Law Student Leadership Summit  November 17-19, 2017 | UCLA

2017 Food Law Student Leadership Summit

The Food Law Student Leadership Summit convenes law students from around the country who share a passion for creating an equitable, transparent, healthy, and sustainable food system.

Exploring Entomophagy

Students in "Food: A Lens on Environment and Sustainability" try out eating crickets.

Getting Started

Tips for getting started with research: 

  1. Use the tabs at the left to find recommended resources arranged by content type. 
  2. Configure your personal computer for off-campus access to licensed Library databases. (see below)
  3. Use InterLibrary Loan for articles and books not at UCLA. 
  4. Consult with a librarian to refine your searching strategy and keywords. 
  5. Check out other support for research and teaching provided by the Library.

Connect from Off-Campus

UCLA students, faculty, and staff can access Library subscription databases from off-campus using either of the following options.