Italy: International Food Policy-The Italian Approach - Information Session

Oct 24, 2018, 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Parker Food Science 118
Kelly Newlon

The food and drink culture of Italy, one of Europe’s most exciting culinary destinations, provides an accessible environment in which to experience the charms of small-scale traditional fare while studying a range of food marketing channels and international food policy questions. In particular the role of nutrition in the Mediterranean diet provides a background to explore retail and restaurant strategies for traditional, crafted foods spanning historic outdoor markets, metro stores, hypermarkets, and food service of all styles. National, regional European and Global food policy centers of excellence exist in Turin, Parma and Rome.

The goal of this program is to enhance students' understanding of food science and policy in Italy. During this program students will visit food production and processing facilities, wineries, traditional meat processors, various retail formats, restaurants and cultural venues. Students will also see cooking demonstrations and will be provided with lessons, educational programs on the Italian, European and Global approaches to food regulation and marketing, and visit key players in the food industry in Northern and Central Italy. 

This program is open to students of all ranks and majors.