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Center for a Livable Future



As an interdisciplinary center of the Johns Hopkins University, the Center for a Livable Future provides academic training focused on food systems, teaching an integrated understanding of food production, diet, environment and public health, while recognizing the influence of ecosystem, population and equity challenges.

Faculty at the academic center teach two graduate-level courses at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, lecture in other courses at the School, and actively participate in seminars and continuing education programs for medical and public health professionals.

The Center's educational outreach also includes providing support for training future public health professionals in the specific fields of food systems and public health impacts of food production. The Center develops curricula, generates resource materials and provides technical expertise in scientific, academic and policy forums. 


U.S.Food System

Textbook on US Food System, Edited by CLF Faculty

This textbook provides an overview of the US food system, with particular focus on the food system’s interrelationships with public health, the environment, equity, and society. Through eighteen chapters and seventy-four focus and perspective boxes, authored altogether by one hundred and six food system experts, this book brings together information and perspectives reflecting the breadth of issues and ideas important to understanding today’s US food system and to shaping its future. Read More>>