Big Food Events Calendar

All programs at the Yale Peabody Museum unless otherwise noted

 

AUGUST

Summer’s Last Roar – free, day-long family program with door prizes, food tastings, and health and exercise-related presenters

SAT, August 25 from 10am to 4pm

Free

 

 

SEPTEMBER

The Weight of the Nation, Part 1: Consequences - film screening followed by brief facilitated discussion

FRI, September 7 from Noon to 1:30pm

Free


Big Food, Engaging Youth – film screening and panel discussion

THU, September 13 at 5:30pm

With lead curator Jeannette Ickovics, Ph.D., Professor, Yale School of Public Health, and Director, Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE)

Featuring local high school filmmakers from Engineering & Science University Interdistrict Magnet School (ESUMS) and New Haven-based media arts company The Color of Words, directed by Magalis Martinez

Big Food Curator Lecture Series

Free

 

The Weight of the Nation, Part 2: Choices - film screening followed by brief facilitated discussion

FRI, September 14 from Noon to 1:30pm

Free

 

The Weight of the Nation, Part 3: Children in Crisis - film screening followed by brief facilitated discussion

FRI, September 21 from Noon to 1:30pm

Free

 

The Weight of the Nation, Part 4: Challenges - film screening followed by brief facilitated discussion

FRI, September 28 from Noon to 1:30pm

Free

 

Roxi’s Big Food Adventure – puppet show

SAT, September 29 at 11am

Museum Admission Required

 

Spice of Life: Boosting Flavor Profiles and Healthy Eating - "Talks and Tastings" series

SUN, September 30 from 11am to Noon

Free, Registration Required

 

 

OCTOBER

Growing Forward: A New Vision for Food and Farming in America – lecture and film clips

WED, October 3 from 12:30 to 2pm

With Curt Ellis (Yale ’02)

Presented by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

Free

 

King Corn - film screening followed by Q&A with filmmaker Curt Ellis (Yale ’02)

WED, October 3 at 5:30pm

50-min., directed by Aaron Woolf, 2007

Ellis will also discuss the nonprofit he co-founded, FoodCorps, the “Peace Corps” for healthy school food.

Free

 

Ratatouille – film screening

MON, October 8 at 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Rated G, 110 minutes (2007 Walt Disney/Pixar)

Museum Admission Required

 

Scaling Sustainability: Public School Programs - panel and discussion

THU, October 11 at 6pm

LOCATION: Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall, 205 Prospect St

Presented by the Yale Sustainable Food Project

Free

 

Big Ideas, Big Food – Yale Family Weekend lecture

FRI, October 12 at 12:30pm

With Jeannette Ickovics, Ph.D., Professor at the Yale School of Public Health, Director of Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) and lead curator of Big Food

Free

 

10th Annual Fiesta Latina! – free, day-long family celebration, this year with a food and health theme

SAT, October 13 from 10am to 4pm

Free

 

Food Day - Food Action!

WED, October 24 at 5:00 pm

With Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Mayor John DeStefano, Jr., plus local chefs and food tastings

Free, Registration Required

 

Fit at Any Weight – lecture

THU, October 25 at 5:30pm

With Lisa Sanders, M.D., Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine and author of the Diagnosis column for the New York Times Magazine

The John H. Ostrom Program Series

Free

 

Roxi’s Big Food Adventure – puppet show

SAT, October 27 at 11am

Museum Admission Required


Oncology Nutrition - "Talks and Tastings" series

SUN, October 28 from 11am to Noon

Free, Registration Required



NOVEMBER

Scaling Sustainability: Healthy Hospitals - panel and discussion

THU, November 1 at 12pm

Presented by the Yale Sustainable Food Project

Free


Evolutionary Anthropology Research among the Ache People of Paraguay - lecture

THU, November 1 at 5:30pm

With Richard Bribiescas, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Yale Department of Anthropology

Big Food Curator Lecture Series

Free

 

Indigenous Peoples Day

SAT, November 3 from 10am to 3pm

In this event geared toward families, we’ll explore hunting, gathering and traditional agriculture of indigenous cultures around the world, including a closer look at the Ache people of Paraguay featured in Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating.

Museum Admission Required

 

Scaling Sustainability: Sourcing Locally with Whole Foods - panel and discussion

WED, November 7 at 4pm

Presented by the Yale Sustainable Food Project

Free

 

Big Food vs. Little Kids: The Real Story Behind Food Marketing to Children and What Parents Can Do - lecture

THU, November 15 at 5:30pm

Marlene B. Schwartz, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University

Big Food Curator Lecture Series

Free

 

 

DECEMBER

Nutrition for Young Children - "Talks and Tastings" series

SUN, December 2 from 11am to Noon

Free, Registration Required


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