Join in our online Glass House Conversation on food inspired by the upcoming Glass House event Dine with Design! The Conversation is hosted by Tracie McMillan, author, journalist and Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. McMillan writes about food and class for publications including The New York Times; O, The Oprah Magazine; Harper’s Magazine; Saveur; and Slate.
As America enters its second decade of the obesity epidemic, there’s little debate that we need to change the way we eat — and there are two schools of thought dominating our discussion of why we eat the way we do. One holds that our food problems are strictly cultural; Americans, goes the thinking, don’t properly value good and healthy food, instead preferring the salty, fatty, processed food we colloquially call “junk.” The competing hypothesis is that America’s food habits are primarily structural, with limited access to healthy foods driving our food choices.
This Conversation on food is inspired by the Glass House event Dine with Design, a benefit picnic featuring artisans and chefs from around the country drawing inspiration from the Glass House.
Why do you eat the way you do?
Share your thoughts, join McMillan, food writers and others as they discuss the question at glasshouseconversations.org!