Dr. Courtney Szto’s Field Course in Kinesiology and Health Studies: Food as Fuel, Justice, and Revolution was selected for the Principal’s Impact Courses funding for 2023-24. The course will be offered in Fall 2023 and is open to upper year Health Studies and Kinesiology students. KNPE 338 seeks to explore the power of food by critically engaging students around issues of health, food justice, intersectionality, anti-colonialism, and global issues through the mediums of food, gardening, farming, and cooking. Food and beverages will serve as cultural texts for exploration because their ubiquity and universality also demonstrate interconnected histories and futures. The first half of the course will take place in the community and the second half will be based out of Loving Spoonful’s kitchen facility in Kingston. Thus, students will get to see where their food comes from, learn how to prepare food, and understand how certain dishes and ingredients are situated within broader histories of colonialism, resistance, and identity.
Read more in the Queen’s Gazette, June 9, 2023.