Big Food Curator Lecture Series

Big Food, Engaging Youth

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


Thursday, September 13,  2012 at 5:30 pm

Free admission


CARE has partnered with local high school students from Engineering & Science University Interdistrict Magnet School (ESUMS) and the New Haven-based media arts company The Color of Words, directed by Magalis Martinez, to inspire young people in a revolutionary way to make healthier choices. Using a transmedia storytelling platform, and inspired by the Big Food exhibition, the students explored their thoughts and feelings about unhealthy food, sedentary lifestyles and the risks associated with weight and obesity. This event, produced by the students, will showcase the students’ own behind-the-scenes documentary of their journey as they take their message to young people across New Haven. After the screening of this short film, lead curator Jeannette Ickovics will moderate a panel discussion with the young filmmakers, presenting a chance for other young people to join their movement for change.


Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating is a collaboration between the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement at the Yale School of Public Health, and the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.


Presenting Sponsor: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation