The Food Literacy Project (FLP) cultivates an understanding of food from the ground up. Education focuses on four integrated areas of food and society: sustainability, nutrition, food preparation and community. Ultimately, the project goal is to promote enduring knowledge, enabling consumers to make informed food choices.



FLP Reps: The Food Literacy Project employs 18 students (FLP Reps) to do special projects (tastings, movie screenings, cooking classes, study breaks, field trips, etc.) in each dorm. We also have Reps at the Harvard Divinity School and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Check out the FLP blog here!

Special Events: The Food Literacy Project organizes special food-related events for the Harvard and Cambridge community including film series, book talks, and cooking classes with Mollie Katzen.

Farmers' Markets: The Food Literacy Project runs two farmers' markets on the Harvard campus (Cambridge and Allston) from June-October.

Cooking Classes: The Food Literacy Project coordinates multiple cooking classes with HUDS's chefs and FLP Reps, including House classes in the Masters' residences, Thanksgiving cooking classes, specialized J-term classes, and Chef Breslin's famous Cooking for the Culinarily Challenged.

Volunteering: The Food Literacy Project organizes food-related volunteer days with groups such as City Sprouts and the Boston Food Bank.

Gardens: HUDS and FLP are sponsors of the Harvard Community Garden and also help to run gardens in the Houses.



HUDS has partnered with the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University Health Services and members of the College and University communities to bring this project to the Harvard community.



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