Capstone Projects

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Capstone projects

The ideas and issues explored within the food systems program turn into incredible capstone projects that contribute to our thinking about social justice in the food system and advance the knowledge, skills, and career paths of food system and society graduates.

Some example titles of student capstone work:

  • “Healthy Food on Wheels: An Exploration of Mobile Produce Markets through a Food Justice Lens” 
  • “Bean in Hand, Nickel in Pocket: The Social Experience and Political Economy of Senior Food Insecurity” 
  •  “Addressing Food Justice: Oregon Farm-to-School Program Implementation”
  •  “City Food, Social Problems: Roles of Urban Agriculture in the U.S.”
  • “The Cycle of Hunger: Are Gender Issues a Primary Cause?” 
  • “Food Justice and Prison Food Systems: Exploring the Potential for Reframing Prison Food from Punitive to Restorative” 
  • “A Seat at the Table: An Inquiry into the Treatment of Restaurant Workers and the ‘High Road’ Restaurant Movement”
  •  “More Than Your Nutrition 101: Exploring Systemic Causes of Childhood Obesity” 
  • “Through the Garden Gate: Examining ‘the Edible and the Equitable’ in Garden-Based Learning Programs”