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UBC campus food guide : a responsible food system communication tool Abele, Jennifer; Farhadian, Afsaneh; Nilforoushzadeh, Ali; Sharma, Richa


As a part of the University of British Columbia Food System Project (UBCFSP), our group worked in collaboration with one other group to produce a Campus Food Guide, particularly focusing on opportunities around the UBC campus for our community members to exercise their food citizenship. A literature review was conducted in order to find out what makes a good communication tool, identify content of other campus food guides, and to define a contextual criteria for food citizenship. We identified several stakeholders as contributors to food citizenship opportunities for the UBC food guide. The stakeholders were contacted via email in order to obtain approval for the information we found related to their organization. Two groups were responsible for creating the food guide and worked together to successfully secure $1999 in funding from the AMS Sustainability grant for further distribution. A design team consisting of two people from each group worked collaboratively on the food guide layout. As a result of our preliminary research, a Google Doc© was created where information was compiled on each stakeholders opportunities and activities involving the food system. We recommend next LFS 450 students to continue with the design and distribution of the food guide as well as continue to enrich the database, so that the future groups can expand upon the food guide. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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