The Issue Area Networks connect individuals, groups, and units that have interest in or are conducting community-engaged research, teaching, and/or outreach work on similar issues to build more coordinated, internally aligned approach to addressing societal issues.  For more information about a network or for details on how to join a network, contact the network's leadership.      

Anchor Unit

Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute

Network Leadership

Stephanie Heim, Associate Program Director, Health & Nutrition Programs, Center for Family Development, Extension

Kris Igo, Associate Director, Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Institute

Network Goal

Develop a 'Network of Networks' to leverage funding sources, existing community partner relationships, and organizational tools to more successfully engage students in community-based food system work.


May 20, 2014 Workshop Video and Report

February 19, 2014 Workshop Video and Report

December 13, 2013 Workshop Video and Report