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Jennifer Gaddis

Jennifer Gaddis

Expert on school food, food justice, foodservice labor and sustainable communities

Assistant professor, civil society & community studies School of Human Ecology Work: 608-555-5555 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Participatory action research
  • Farm-to-school programs
  • Worker-led campaigns to improve the quality of food and jobs
  • Cooking and empowerment


  • Environmental Leadership Fellow, Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation
  • Co-author, “Healthy Kids First: Why Cafeteria Workers Want to Cook Fresh Meals in New Haven Public Schools.” Published by UNITE HERE, New Haven, CT.
  • Author, "Mobilizing to Re-value and Re-skill Foodservice Labor in U.S. School Lunchrooms: A Pathway to Community-level Food Sovereignty?” Radical Teacher 98 (2014): 15-21.
  • Recipient, Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Mini-grant (2015) for "Healthy farm-to-school meals: Empowering lunch ladies as change-agents"
  • Designed and teach Inter-HE 375 "Human Ecology of Food and Sustainability"