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University of Wisconsin–Madison
Lydia Zepeda

Lydia Zepeda

Expert on sustainable consumption, organic and local foods, CSA, farmers' markets, mobile markets,time use, food labels, family farm labor,labor policy

Professor, consumer science; faculty affiliate: Environmental Studies; URPL; GWS; LACIS; Center for Euro Studies Work: 608-262-9487 lzepeda@wisc.edu Home page

Topics

  • University labor licensing policies
  • Time allocation and labor decisions on family farms
  • Consumer preferences for food labels
  • Local food systems: farmers markets, CSA, mobile markets, demand for local and organic foods
  • Sustainable and socially just consumption choices

Achievements

  • Designed and teach Cnsr Sci 360 "Sustainable and Socially Just Consumption"
  • Volunteer Spanish Language Translator for the UW Family Law Clinic and the UW Immigrant Justice Project
  • Invited speaker, "Combatting food deserts with mobile markets” (in French) 3rd colloquium of the UNESCO World Food Chairs, 2014 Montpellier, France Audience = 500 registrants
  • Author, “Overcoming challenges to effectiveness of mobile markets in US food deserts” Appetite (79), 2014: 58-67.
  • Faculty Advisor since 2007, Slow Food UW - student org serving about 500 sustainable locally sources meals a week for around $5 each

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