FLP Programs & Events
The Food Literacy Project (FLP), is HUDS’ food education initiative. With focuses on sustainability, nutrition, food preparation and community, the FLP seeks to empower everyone to make informed food choices. Every undergraduate house/dining hall has a fellow, and several graduate schools (GSAS, HKS, SPH) also participate. Get to know the fellows and reach out to them if you have any questions!
The FLP also leads several initiatives. Subscribe to the weekly newsletter to stay up to date.
The FLP Manager and Fellows plan 100+ events each school year to educate the Harvard community about all aspects of food. We break down the year into monthly themes. For example, November’s theme was nutrition, so some events that took place throughout the month included a Protein Tasting, Francophone Film Screening + Vegan Potluck, and Yoga & Mindful Eating Workshop. Some FLP event highlights from this past school year included:
- Pierce Bros. Coffee Talk & Tasting
- Farm field trip to Allandale Farm
- Food and Podcasting at PRX Garage
- Intro to Fermentation Panel Discussion and Tasting
- Eating Meat in the 21st Century
- Veguary Cooking Class
- Dinner and Discussion with @bostonfoodies founder
- Piano Recital & Tasting: Hear the Preludes, Taste the Preludes
- Cinnamon: A Talk and Tasting at Curio Spice Co.
FLP hosts open meetings every other Tuesday evening from 7-8:30pm and invites a guest speaker to address different topics in our food system. Guests have included Martin Breslin, Director of Culinary at Harvard University; Bill Creelman, Founder of Spindrift Beverage Co., Simca Horwitz from Massachusetts Farm to School, Claire Cheney, Founder of Curio Spice Co. and many more!
FLP understands there is much more to learn about food than at Harvard’s campus! FLP leads trips to farms, restaurants, and other institutions to increase food literacy through experiential learning. Trips have included Ward’s Berry Farm, Red’s Best, Salt & Olive, Boston Public Market, Costa Fruit and Produce, Taza Chocolate, Formaggio Kitchen, Follow the Honey, and more!
FLP has a vast set of connections, and opportunities to get your hands dirty working in the food system. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in volunteering at the Harvard Farmers' Market, Food for Free, or other organizations doing work in the food system.