Eating right here: Moving from consumer to food citizen: 2004 presidential address to the agriculture, food, and human values society, Hyde Park, New York, June 11, 2004

Jennifer L. Wilkins

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The term food citizenship is defined as the practice of engaging in food-related behaviors that support, rather than threaten, the development of a democratic, socially and economically just, and environmentally sustainable food system. Ways to practice food citizenship are described and a role for universities in fostering food citizenship is suggested. Finally, four barriers to food citizenship are identified and described: the current food system, federal food and agriculture policy, local and institutional policies, and the culture of professional nutrition organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-273
Number of pages5
JournalAgriculture and Human Values
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005



  • Food choice
  • Food citizen
  • Local food systems
  • Policy
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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