Lunch Agenda

Institutional Food, Episode 3: Prison Food (Nutrition Justice)

Episode Summary

Roughly 2.8 million incarcerated Americans--who on the outside would present significant power as consumers--are often ignored or forgotten in our food system. Kiko talks with Halim Flowers about the lived experience of eating while incarcerated for 22 years in facilities from the east coast to the west coast; Halim shares why he’s especially worried about adolescents whose bodies and brains develop on the inside. We also hear from Kanav Kathuria about the Farm to Prison Project that is using food to change the consciousness of people in his Baltimore community toward those who are incarcerated.

Episode Notes

Roughly 2.8 million incarcerated Americans--who on the outside would present significant power as consumers--are often ignored or forgotten in our food system. Kiko talks with Halim Flowers about the lived experience of eating while incarcerated for 22 years in facilities from the east coast to the west coast; Halim shares why he’s especially worried about adolescents whose bodies and brains develop on the inside. We also hear from Kanav Kathuria about the Farm to Prison Project that is using food to change the consciousness of people in his Baltimore community toward those who are incarcerated.