InFACT is coordinating and supporting the work of faculty from 7 colleges to closely examine and better understand food environments and cultures and how they shape dietary patterns and public health, to develop research-based transition pathways to dietary patterns that make use of accessible foods in ways that improve health.

Key questions:

Why doesn't the widespread availability of food lead to more equitable consumption in dietary patterns that more consistently promote health?

How can food policy and other social interventions and pathways toward food system change acknowledge the multiple values and cultural meanings around the use of food to promote well-being for more people?

How can new and creative patterns of food use in communities contribute multiple benefits more equitably?