Feeding the Spirit: Museums, Food and Community

Explore how museums can promote food literacy, make their food services healthy and sustainable, and use food to build audience and strengthen community connections. 

On Oct. 13, 2011, CFM presented the symposium Feeding the Spirit: Museums, Food and Community in collaboration with Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Association of Children's Museums and American Public Gardens Association. The following resources are drawn from this event and the subsequent webcast.



  • Dr. Jessica B. Harris (2012 CFM Lecturer), culinary historian, Queens College, CUNY; Ray Charles Program, Dillard University
  • Elizabeth Meltz, director of food safety and sustainability, Batali/Bastianich Hospitality Group, New York. 
  • Erika Allen, Chicago and National Outreach Coordinator, Growing Power

This program was made possible by the generous support of Sodexo, UPMC Health Plan and LearningTimes.