Food Systems – For Healthy People and a Healthy Planet!

Raising awareness about the connections & role of diet in human, soil & ecosystem health.

An Interview with Michelle Gilman of ‘Food Fluency’ – Massachusetts

Episode 13.

Published on 30th June 2022

Interview With:

Michelle Gilman

Michelle Gilman

Food Fluency

Michelle’s areas of interest and expertise include community weaving, food systems education, and program design all within the scope of food system transformation.
Her background includes nonprofit administration and operations in a range of programs including international development, urban agriculture, public education, and community nutrition. 

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In this interview I’m joined by Michelle Gilman to discuss the connections between our farming practices, our food systems and our own personal health.

Show Notes:

We’ve been becoming well clued up on this podcast about the benefits of regenerative agriculture for the health of ecosystems and the climate, but for this to have an impact at scale we need to widen the conversation and consider also how the consumer fits into things.

The norm today is for food to be both highly processed and highly travelled – arriving on a shop shelf where people will often give very little thought to how or where it was produced.
It’s a disconnection that’s caused by the system itself, and it could also be seen to be reducing the understanding we have of the impact of our food choices upon our bodies.

These are topics that Michelle has given a lot of thought, and she’s set out to raise awareness about the role of diet in human, soil and ecosystem health, and generally reconnect people with their food. So I asked if she could share her considerations and help fill in some of this picture.

Michelle’s work has often focused upon ensuring that healthy food choices are also accessible to those with low incomes, and this has led her to the recent creation of Food Fluency – a nutrition programme that partners with non-profits working in the areas of community health and food security. She’ll offer further info in the discussion but I’d like to mention quick that’s she’s just getting things kicked off with a crowd funder, so consider checking out the details for that at foodfluency.org

Use the time stamps below to get a sense of what’s included:

Watch the Series of Mini Intro Animations!

Interview With:

Michelle Gilman

Michelle Gilman

Food Fluency

Michelle’s areas of interest and expertise include community weaving, food systems education, and program design all within the scope of food system transformation.
Her background includes nonprofit administration and operations in a range of programs including international development, urban agriculture, public education, and community nutrition. 

Do You Have Any Questions?

Let me know in the comments below. I’ll look to create or link to resources above that cover any common questions asked.

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Watch the Animations!

I’m creating short digestible videos to help illustrate some of the key concepts that we’re exploring!

Every month or so you’ll find a new one added here.

The Latest Animation:

What is Regenerative Agriculture?

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Helen Fisher

Helen Fisher

The Host

I take a very holistic view of the world and find enormous hope when we expand our thinking outwards and consider our issues as interconnected.

So it’s a huge delight for me to have the opportunity to speak with so many varied personalities here.
I hope you’ll enjoy learning along with me as my guests allow me to pick their brains on the diverse topics explored by this project!

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