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Serving Up a Social Movement

Title: Serving Up a Social Movement: The Real Food Challenge at Florida State University.
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Name(s): Baldwin, Serena Justine, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Bachelor Thesis
Date Issued: 12/08/2017
Physical Form: computer
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Summary: The modern food system, rooted in industrialized agricultural practices and corporate consolidation of the agribusiness sector, has contributed to numerous adverse public health, environmental, and social consequences. With higher education foodservice spending amounting to over $5 billion and leading foodservice industry trends, colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to challenge the power structure of the food system. The Real Food Challenge (RFC) is a national student movement that aims to shift 20% of existing higher education food budgets away from and industrial farms and highly processed food and toward the procurement of local and community based, ecologically sound, fair, and humane food sources, collectively referred to as “real food,” by 2020. This analysis employs a social movements theoretical framework to outline the best practices for igniting and sustaining a student-driven Real Food Movement at Florida State University (FSU), assesses support for the RFC among key stakeholders, and draws on the limitations of the RFC by identifying alternative sustainable food initiatives being implemented at FSU’s peer institutions.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1512766883_f9551b5a (IID)
Keywords: food system, industrialization, consolidation, real food, higher education, foodservice
Preferred Citation: Baldwin, Serena. "Serving Up a Social Movement: The Real Food Challenge at Florida State University." 2017. Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Florida State University.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1512766883_f9551b5a
Owner Institution: FSU

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Baldwin, S. J. (2017). Serving Up a Social Movement: The Real Food Challenge at Florida State University. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1512766883_f9551b5a