Co-hosted with the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging. Andrew Sweetnam is a PhD candidate in the Department of Health, Aging & Society. Andrew‘s doctoral research looks to examine the contribution of the lived experience of older adults facing food insecurity in advancing social change and informing policy development at the intersection of age, food and well-being.
Agency of Older Adults in the Food Justice Movement
This research project aims to provide evidence-based recommendations to build the agency and engagement of older adults within the context of the food justice movement, which currently overlooks age-related concerns. Using a qualitative case study design, this research is aimed at better understanding the perspectives of older adults who are experiencing rising rates of food insecurity.
The study findings will be used to inform programs and policies emerging from the food justice movement, thereby empowering older adults and providing opportunities for greater agency. Working collaboratively with community food organizations who are well positioned to act as a lever in the democratizing of food, this work will help to advocate for improved quality of care for older adults by working towards food justice for all.
#HASTalks is a seminar series curated by the Department of Health, Aging & Society at McMaster University. This event is co-hosted with the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging.
ALL are welcome to attend this FREE session! Register for this event via Zoom OR join the live session in LRW 1003.
Please note: This session may be recorded. Please be aware that any materials entered, exchanged, or viewed by participants during the session may be recorded.
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